OPENING NIGHT PARTY “Critical Geography | Fotofest Biennial 2024” at Silver Street Studios

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY “Critical Geography | Fotofest Biennial 2024” at Silver Street Studios

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free

ON VIEW MARCH 9 – APRIL 21, 2024: Spanning Silver Street Studios and Winter Street Studios, “Critical Geography” — the central exhibition of FotoFest Biennial 2024 — features a diverse range of image-based practices, representing artists from photographers and storytellers whose works shed light on systemic oppression, violence, and urgent environmental concerns to image-makers who appropriate mapping, social media, and technology in order to explore inequality in colonial and post-colonial contexts. With works by 23 artists and artist collectives, it reexamines traditional Western and historical understandings of geography while expanding these investigations to new realms.

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Mónica Alcázar-Duarte | Syahrul Anuar | Adrian L. Burrell | Hyun-taek Cho | Binh Danh | Colby Deal | Ana Teresa Fernández | Caleb Fung | Joe Harjo | Shona Illingworth | Libuše Jarcovjáková | Ethel Lilienfeld | Mark Menjívar with Jack Yates High School students | Zarina Muhammad | Ou Zhihang | Phillip Pyle II | Shilo Group – Vlad Krasnoschok and Sergiy Lebedynskyy | Siu Wai Hang | C. Rose Smith | Sao Sreymao | Stephanie Syjuco | Brad Temkin | Rafael Vilela

Borrowing its name from the subdiscipline of geography that questions and challenges power structures, inequality, and the dominant ideologies shaping physical space, “Critical Geography” explores how space, place, and communities are influenced by social, economic, ecological, and political forces. By critically analyzing these dynamics, the works in the exhibition provoke conversations around social justice, environmental sustainability, and transformative change.

“Critical Geography” features a diverse range of image-based practices, representing artists from photographers and storytellers whose works shed light on systemic oppression, violence, and urgent environmental concerns to image-makers who appropriate mapping, social media, and technology in order to explore inequality in colonial and post-colonial contexts. The exhibition highlights a range of unorthodox strategies employed to construct new narratives around place and community while imagining alternative organizations of social space. Several site-specific works and new commissions by FotoFest are included.

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2000 Edwards St.
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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2101 Winter St.
Houston, 77007 United States
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