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Exhibition “Emphasis Repeats*”

Our current fellow Alex Martinis Roe takes part in the exhibition "Emphasis Repeats*" curated by Staci Bu Shea at Bard College, New York.

Whereas ordinary experiences of affinity often involve interests and desires that are difficult to articulate, or are presumed to not require explanation, Emphasis Repeats* draws upon Donna Haraway’s idea of “affinity politics,” as an optic into how and why we are guided toward certain figures. The exhibition traces how affinity operates affectively within interpersonal, theoretical, and institutional domains, in contexts of powers that might themselves be obfuscated.

The works of art included in "Emphasis Repeats*" suggest how affinity exists within forms of repetition, reference, association and connection that exceed simple notions of identification and influence. In their work, these artists assume a shared temporality that bonds individuals from past and present, present and future through different modes of relationality. Such relational forms include, but are not limited to, siblingship and kinship, as well as affirmative modes of inheritance, transmission and reproduction.

With Barbara Hammer, Andrea Geyer, Reina Gossett, and Alex Martinis Roe.

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3rd to 24th April 2016

Center for Curatorial Studies
Hessel Museum of Art
Bard College
NY 12504 -5000