A video outlining various techniques done by U.S. army interrogators? And a married couple acting these out?
A mock-construction set in a building undergoing its own massive construction project with construction workers in hard hats reading from feminist texts?
Ah, contemporary art! How unexpected you always are! Check out my review on Aesthetica Magazine’s Blog to read more about Chelsea Knight’s solo, two-part show at the Saint Louis Art Museum Knight explores how we construct relationships around language, looking at the said and the unsaid, the expected and the unexpected, and how we use language to solidify our own, and other’s, race, class and gender identities. Her choice to address these tried and true issues through poignant video and seemingly unrelated topics (interrogation and construction) results in a more meaningful introspection and quite a bit of fun.
Currents 106: Chelsea Knight continues at the Saint Louis Art Museum located at 1 Fine Arts Drive in Forest Park through July 1st, 2012. The exhibition is free and the museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10-5, and Friday until 9.