Coming Through The Gap on an Elephant
June 22nd 7:30-10PM
CTGME is an experimental exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University, featuring installation, performance and mixed media works by select Houston artists. This show has been initiated by artist Robert Pruitt but is a highly collaborative venture between all the artists involved. CTGME is pulled from a lyric of Hip Hop artist Brother J of X-Clan, and conjures up images of Hannibal and his elephants riding to meet the Romans in Battle. The title serves to reference historical ideas of value, migration, and shifting concepts of power. To that end this exhibition will attempt to replicate components from early 20th century World Fairs. Each participating artists creates their own pavilion showcasing innovative ideas of power, identity, and worth.
The artists selected for this exhibition are Regina Agu, Gregory Michael Carter, Nathaniel Donnett, Robert Hodge, Autumn Knight, Rosine Kouamen, Lovie Olivia, Phillip Pyle II, Sehba Sarwar, Michael Kahlil Taylor, and Monica Villareal. All of these artists radicalize art making by centering their own histories and cultures in their art practice. This exhibition seeks to concentrate these very different but related practices into the middle. Through a program of collaborative projects this show seeks to un-other the other, and bring the margin to the center.
This Exhibition opens Saturday, June 22nd, and will run until August 25th. There will be performances opening night, involving some audience participation. There will also be a series of programmed happenings and events throughout the run of the exhibition, organized by the artists.
Saturday July 13th 12PM
Saturday July 27th 12PM
Saturday August 3rd 12PM &
Saturday August 17th 12PM
Please join us!!!
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Or contact Robert Pruitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
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