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    Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through The Art of Tattooing

    Presented by and Art Hop at Black Arts & Cultural Center

    November 2-November 30, 2012

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    Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through The Art of Tattooing

    FEAR INTO FIRE explores the body as a space for archiving memories and telling stories through the art of tattooing. Inspired by young black males of the Hip Hop generation who extensively mark their bodies, this exhibition draws attention to the meanings and connections between the body and the tattoo. The subjects of this show are not only talking back to a society that renders them invisible but resisting their own oppression by taking...

    FEAR INTO FIRE explores the body as a space for archiving memories and telling stories through the art of tattooing. Inspired by young black males of the Hip Hop generation who extensively mark their bodies, this exhibition draws attention to the meanings and connections between the body and the tattoo. The subjects of this show are not only talking back to a society that renders them invisible but resisting their own oppression by taking control of their physical representation, identity and personal narrative. Each series of work in this photography based exhibition engages questions of the body and the use of the tattoo as a mode for individuality, beauty, community and masculinity While the intent of the images are to challenge contemporary notions in the mainstream media, the emphasis on the tattoo explores the identity, culture and experience of African American men.

    This event is hosted in collaboration with Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College
     


    Black Arts & Cultural Center

    359 S. Kalamazoo, Ste. 202
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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    Admission Info:

    FREE


    General Day and Time Info:

    The exhibit will be on display through Friday, November 30th


    Phone: (269)349-1035


    Accessibility Info: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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