Boston University (808 Gallery) - Occupancy


Occupancy is reflection upon/meditation on/response to recent non-violent actions, protests, public assemblies, and individual proclamations against systemic injustices. Although not exhibition about protest per se, the exhibition asks as its central premise the question of how individual and collective bodies (via artistic acts and artworks) create, negotiate and inhabit space. The exhibition will assemble artists working in all media and using formal, representational, conceptual and performative strategies to direct our awareness to the movement of the body in and through space as responses to current social, cultural, and political conditions. Occupancy will consider the body as both performed and demarcated through four intersecting and mutually interacting frameworks—the archival body, the political body, the mediated body, and the absent bodyto articulate, assert, advocate, and activate corporeal presence.