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CRITICAL JOY

 

Rewriting the Narrative: Student Voices
September 15 - November 21, 2020
The Unity in Color Project by Elizabeth Kostina ‘20
September 15 - November 21, 2020

For these Exeter students and alumni, the arts offer tools for critical and joyful engagement with the world.

 

Rewriting the Narrative: Student Voices

Identity, community, and the power of representation are brought to the forefront by the pieces in Rewriting the Narrative: Student Voices. This exhibition highlights the views and visions of current students and recent alumni, while also and celebrating the strength in our diversity.

So far 2020 has been a challenging year for many of us due to the global pandemic and the continued brutal acts of violence against people of color. We have all had to make so many changes in such a short amount of time; we have had to rethink how we teach, learn and how we interact and connect with each other. Times of change such as these force us to think about who we are and who we want to be. Now is a time for reflection and reevaluation of ourselves and our communities. So far, this year has taught us that we are adaptable; we can change and still be true to ourselves. We can stand up for what we believe in and we still find ways to share and connect with our communities.

Participating Artists: Dolapo Adedokun ’18, Helena Chen ’20, Isabel Hou ’20, Sarah Kang ’21, Sabrina Kearney ’22, Elizabeth Kostina ’20, Avery Lavine ’22, Justin Li ’20, Chiara Perotti Correa ’18, Danielle Sung ’22, Wynter Tracey ’19, Ursie Wise ’21, Christina Xiao ’21, Alana Yang ’21, & Audrey Yin ’21.

 

What is your story? What is the narrative that you would like to share?

See the exhibition guide to view the works and read all of the student narratives.

I hope to push people to not only see the beauty in diversity, but to simply acknowledge it. Change can’t proceed without recognizing racism, which can’t proceed without recognizing race.
Avery Lavine ‘22
The Unity in Color Project by Elizabeth Kostina ‘20
September 15 - November 21, 2020

Unity in Color is a global photography series in support of women’s equality founded by Jasmine Solano. Recent Exeter graduate, Elizabeth Kostina ’20 and Kelly McGahie, Assistant Director of Student Activities, brought this project to Exeter to celebrate the inclusive and intersectional feminism. These photography and video works are on display in the gallery and on the curved lobby wall in the gallery entrance.

View the full screen version of the exhibition slideshow.

Installation Slideshow coming soon

Artist Talk

with Jasmine Solano
DJ, entrepreneur, TV host, and creator of the Unity in Color project. Join Jasmine as she discusses her recent projects.

Date TBD. 

See Events page for updates

Exhibition Guide

See the CRITICAL JOY exhibition guide for more content from the Unity in Color project by Elizabeth Kostina ‘20

Go to the page titled Exhibition Guide
Lamont Gallery Fall 2020 Visitor Policy:

To keep our students, employees, and members of the general public safe and healthy, Phillips Exeter Academy has decided that public visitors will not be allowed in campus buildings at this time. Please see our Visit page for more details.

 

Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund