A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: AN EXHIBITION
Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan
Featuring works by Lana Abu-Shamat, Orna Ackerman, Laura F. Gibellini, Mike Hewson, Joana Kohen, Alexandra Leyre Mein, Levan Mindiashvili, Selime Okuyan, Kambui Olujimi, Ryan Roa, Flavia Souza, Sinan Tuncay
Opening reception Friday, July 1st, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
In “A Room of One’s Own”, Virginia Woolf discusses the cruciality of claiming a private room for each woman of her own to create—particularly to write—while remaining unrestrained from demands of the patriarchal opinion. While her argument heavily refers to brick-and-mortar rooms, harboring of ephemeral chambers along the gnarly paths of imagination equally promises boundless territories for one to channel creative outlets. On the other hand, Woolf’s text projects contentious arguments about self-ostracism from the public as well as numbness towards societal dynamics.
The artworks in “A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition” refer to Woolf’s influential text via straightforward or allegorical methods and highlight her ground in various forms of aesthetics, while articulating the modes of introspection and discernment.
“A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition” will be on view through July 28th.
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
(2nd Floor) 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002 (btw Rivington & Delancey)