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Opening Night Event: A Beautiful Struggle

Guests at Opening Night Event, 2019

Opening Night Event - A Beautiful Struggle: Black Feminist Futurism

Friday, Feb 21, 2020
5:30 – 9:00 pm
Free for UICA Members;
Non-members: Free with gallery admission

Join UICA for the opening of A Beautiful Struggle. Enjoy light refreshments and a first look at the works on view.

Dawn Okoro,  Roshi,  mixed media, 2018

Dawn Okoro, Roshi, mixed media, 2018

TA Beautiful Struggle: Black Feminist Futurism
Feb 21 – Jun 14, 2020

A Beautiful Struggle: Black Feminist Futurism is an interdisciplinary contemporary art exhibition that explores the integration of Black feminist and Afrofuturist ideas. 

Afrofuturism is a creative and cultural genre that examines perspectives of the African diaspora based in a communal reimagining of the past - as well as envisioned futures - while considering themes of identity, escapism, magical realism, and technology. Yet, Black feminism specifically focuses on the perspectives of those who are both Black and female. The relevancy of exploring visual representations of Afrofuturism from a Black feminist perspective rests in the understanding of the necessity to lay aside the historically exclusive nature of both Black nationalism and feminism; instead, promoting the intersectionality of Black womanhood.

Learn More: Exhibition Details

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.


Earlier Event: February 20
Member Morning: A Beautiful Struggle