Two Cities Exhibition


Two Cities Exhibition

On view: April 12 – June 28, 2018

Closing Exhibition: June 28, 5-9pm
Daily hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Born from a series of conversations, workshops, and community roundtables, “Two Cities” explores the idea that Columbia is not one city but two, and that these two cities are experienced as parallel worlds. The project began with an understanding that the diversity of our perspectives as well as the resources we can access as residents of Columbia are conditioned, if not curtailed, by the lived realities of racism and economic disparity, and that there are historical dynamics—shifting demographics, legacies of municipal neglect, and various modes of social exclusion—that have created a cultural force field that separates the downtown district from the North Main corridor.

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Focusing activities in North Columbia, the 13 artist Fellows exploring “Two Cities” have been making a range of projects, from theatrical performances to aquaponic gardens—after school programs to story museums—films to comic books. The gallery contains a representation of some of these pieces, particularly:

Mahkia Greene, “By Word of Mouth”
Mary Brebner, “The Power of Words”
Curtis Heru, “Pure Vibrations From a Soulvereign Agent WBV2222”
Michaela Pilar Brown, “Hanging Paper”
Tahirah Spann, “The Grow Lab: Hydroponic Food Production Project”
Roni Nicole Henderson, “And The People Could Fly”