- On view Saturday, March 21, 2020
- MASS MoCA
Translation is an attempt to transport something from one space to another: not just languages, but also times, bodies, minds, mediums, and cultures. Accretions of meaning form as each new context adds the grit of new associations. At a moment when isolationism and xenophobia are on the rise at a global scale, the artists in Kissing through a Curtain explore what place translation — or, indeed, any attempt to communicate — occupies.
Including works by Nasser Alzayani, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Kim Faler, Justin Favela, Osman Khan, Christine Sun Kim, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jimena Sarno, Clarissa Tossin, and Jessica Vaughn.
During the opening celebration on March 21, please join us for a performance of taracatá trabaja, conceptualized by artist Jimena Sarno and composed and designed with musician Axel Krygier. Singers Gemma Castro, Vera Lugo, Molly Pease, and Rosalie Rodriguez will perform.
Major support for Kissing through a Curtain is provided by the Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Programming at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Barr Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and Mass Cultural Council.
Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl vistos desde Atlixco, after Jose Maria Velasco, 2016
Paper and glue. 64″x 82″
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore