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Art Exhibit — “Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South”
November 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 21, 2019
Southbound comprises fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region. Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue.
Thursday: 12pm-6pm Friday: 2pm-8pm Saturday: 12pm-6pm Sunday: 1pm-5pm