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    BGM × Junior High Exhibitions

    Exhibitions


    Starts
    June 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
    Ends
    July 15, 2018, 10:00 pm
    Venue
    Junior High
    5656 Hollywood Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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    Photos: Film by Carolina Salazar; Digital by Claire Donoghue

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Featured Artists:

    Curated by
    Shydeia Caldwell
    Zainab Aliyu

    Experience Design
    Zainab Aliyu

    Events Management and Publicity
    Isabelle Ofume
    Amina Cush

    Film Curation
    Kasmir Jones

    Exhibition Management
    Isabelle Ofume
    Shydeia Caldwell
    Zainab Aliyu

    Exhibition Identity
    Zainab Aliyu
    Sierra King

    Exhibition Preparation and Conservation
    Zainab Aliyu
    Shydeia Caldwell
    Isabelle Ofume
    Amina Cush
    Sierra King

    This event is part of Returning Home, a theme that the Black Girl Magik collective explored and invited the community to investigate with us through a practice of communal healing and coalition building.

    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

    Our Stories(3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (2)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home