If one gets close enough, zooms in to get an intimate look, can the color black become pixelated? Pixelating is a series of five curatorial projects taking place in various formats from November 17, 2011 to February 25, 2012. Under the overarching theme of Pixelating, the curatorial series highlights the discreet elements that directly challenge notions of a universal Black identity.
Pixelating brings together works of contemporary artists, writers and filmmakers who engage with issues of cultural authenticity, hybridity, memory, and re-imagining Diaspora in a globalized world. Pixelating seeks to add to the lineage of an ever-evolving Black aesthetic. This exhibition creates a visual language for current debates over the continued necessity for overt racial engagement versus the validity of racial ambiguity in the Obama Era. Pixelating deconstructs the monolith, bringing to light contemporary concepts of identity and self-definition in this current moment.