Curated by Lori Ledis Emerging Curatorial Fellow Murtaza Vali
With people, culture and information circulating globally at accelerating rates, it might be said, that our day-to-day interactions are increasingly accented. As the aural component of language, the accent embellishes script sonically and yet it can also be visual. Accent marks indicate how text is to be enunciated. An accent is also understood as a feature that contrasts with or complements a decorative style, the key element that makes an interior come to life or a fashion outfit come together.
Inspired by the attention to issues of language and translation precipitated by postcolonial theory, this exhibition brings together recent work in video, painting and photography that examine the different ways in which accents might operate in our contemporary moment.
Wednesday, February 17, 7 pm
John & Jane: A Moving | Wall Pictures film and video program
Murtaza Vali curates a screening of JOHN & JANE (dir. Ashim Ahluwalia), an experimental documentary portrait of call center workers in Mumbai, India. After the screening, Vali will discuss the film with Sukhdev Sandhu, chief film critic for the London Daily Telegraph, professor of literature at New York University and author of Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night.
Moving | Wall Pictures is a new series of film and video screenings held at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in conjunction with exhibitions on view.
Also on view: the no place, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer