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W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine


On View: October 5 – December 29, 2019

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine explores civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. This exhibit, featuring over 70 artists and photographers, explores the artistic, social, political, and historical aspects of walls through six sections: DelineationDefenseDeterrentThe DivineDecoration, and The Invisible. These categories overlap and change meaning according to context, much like the walls themselves: erected for one reason, their appearance and use is then altered and modified over centuries, reflecting the civilizations that have grown and changed around them. The show is curated by Dr. Jen Sudul Edwards, the Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Also, experience Light the Barricades, an interactive public art experience by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves that reimagines the wall as a site for contemplating our inner obstructions.

(For DnA’s take on walls, check out our series Bridges and Walls.)