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  • Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies

    November 9, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Presented by:
Contemporary Arts Center
About the Event:

Produced over the course of two years and several visits to Cincinnati, Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies features historical visual ephemera alongside a new suite of artwork that examines the contradictions present in the rhetoric of progress that accompanied America’s industrial past. Often mediated through the body, Candiani’s work recognizes the politics of voice and insists on the expressive potential of repetitive movement forming what the artist calls “a choreography of labor.” The centerpiece of the exhibition is a three-channel film featuring a women’s choir reciting the sounds of disappearing forms of manual work. The resulting a cappella music, which recalls pouring, squealing, cutting and hammering, echo through the galleries as a requiem for four industries that dominated Cincinnati’s workforce in the late 19th century. Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies highlights women as a corrective to dominant historical narratives that excluded their role as factory workers, and suggests parallels with current struggles against gender inequality.

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November 9, 2020 – January 16, 2021

  • Wed Dec 2, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 3, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 4, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 5, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 9, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 10, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 11, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 16, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 17, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 18, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 19, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 23, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 24, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 25, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 30, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 31, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 1, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 6, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 7, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 8, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 13, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 14, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 15, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Categories

Mixed Media

Visual Arts

Film


Type

Exhibition


This event is

Free

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