Art Murmur Art Talk with Karen & Malik Seneferu
Friday, February 6, 7:00-10:00PM
Omi Gallery, Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, 510-858-2323
Join Karen Seneferu & Malik Seneferu for an interactive interview with Gallery Director, Ashara Ekundayo.
It will be a very special evening full of intimacy, care, respect, joy and love as Omi Galley at Impact Hub Oakland Welcomes one of the Bay Area’s most beautifully creative couples for BLACK<3MATTERS, in exhibition January 2 through February 28, 2015!
We reveal how exhibitions have historically been used to humiliate and dehumanize the Black presence. We attempt to subvert the public domain designed to restrict and obliterate the Black body, turning the environment into a place for healing, monument, or memorial by integrating ancient practices or rituals with contemporary agency. In doing so, we confront and contest the 19th century discourse of the Black body as freakish to reveal the beauty that resides.
Claiming beauty or resurrecting beauty against a history of demoralizing constructs resists death, so we create work that is both beautiful and thus dangerous. Our work is sometimes perceived as playthings, but they are sacred objects imbued with power to evoke as they preside over and speak to present conditions.
In this crossroads of colonialism, science, and popular culture, we intersect the private and public, the sacred that questions the profane while healing what appears to be buried - our ancestral ways.
Karen and Malik Seneferu