Jul 12, 2019


Welcome to La Historia Society's exhibition, 'Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art', where we delve into the profound impact of Black performance on contemporary art and society. This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the rich history of Black artists who have utilized performance as a means of expression, empowerment, and societal transformation.

Experience the Power of Black Performance

In this immersive exhibition, you will witness the transformative power of Black performance art. From electrifying live performances to thought-provoking installations, 'Radical Presence' invites you to engage with a diverse range of artistic expressions that have shaped the contemporary art landscape.

Unveiling the History

Delve into the historical context that paved the way for Black performance art. Learn about the struggles and triumphs of Black artists throughout history, as they challenged societal norms, fought for equality, and redefined the boundaries of art. Gain a deep appreciation for the artistic milestones achieved by these visionary individuals.

Exploring Themes of Identity and Representation

One of the central themes in 'Radical Presence' is the exploration of Black identity and representation. By utilizing performance as a medium, artists confront issues of race, culture, and the complexities of the Black experience. Each artwork tells a compelling story, challenging viewers to confront their own biases and preconceptions.

Highlights of the Exhibition

Immerse yourself in a variety of captivating artworks that exemplify the power of Black performance:

1. 'Voices of Rebellion'

Experience the raw energy and resilience of Black activists through a breathtaking multimedia installation. Feeding off the chants and speeches of historical figures, this exhibit transports you back to pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights.

2. 'Body as a Canvas'

Witness the beauty and intensity of body-based performances. Marvel at the intricate body paintings and awe-inspiring physical feats that transcend the confines of traditional artistic mediums.

3. 'Intersections of Blackness'

Delve into the multifaceted nature of Black identity with a series of thought-provoking performances. Artists challenge societal expectations, question the notion of 'authentic' Blackness, and explore the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality.

Impact on Contemporary Society

'Radical Presence' goes beyond the walls of the exhibition space. It sparks conversations, provokes introspection, and encourages visitors to view contemporary art through a new lens. By showcasing the power of Black performance, we hope to inspire collective action, foster inclusivity, and promote equality in society.

Visit La Historia Society Today

Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with 'Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art' at La Historia Society. Book your tickets now to explore the profound impact of Black performance on contemporary art and society. Join us in celebrating the rich history, achievements, and ongoing contributions of Black artists in shaping our cultural landscape.

Support the Arts and Community

La Historia Society is dedicated to promoting art, culture, and community engagement. By supporting our exhibitions and events, you contribute to the growth and development of a vibrant artistic community. Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive and diverse society through the power of art.

Contact Us

For any inquiries or further information about 'Radical Presence' or other La Historia Society events, please reach out to our friendly team. We are here to assist you and provide an enriching experience.

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