The San Jose Museum of Art presents a group show Our whole, unruly selves, featuring work by artists of color as well as queer, immigrant, disabled, and undocumented artists.
The show celebrates the boundlessness of human beings through an exploration of artistic figuration. Our whole, unruly selves features over 90 works from the 1960s to the present, largely drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. Demonstrating an alignment with philosopher and poet Fred Moten’s “consent not to be a single being,” the artists on view—including Rina Banerjee, Huma Bhabha and many others—insistently bring their whole selves, uncontainable and irreducible. Each of their artworks embodies strategies for a complex figuration, highlighting forms of resistance, flexibility, openness, and an embrace of opacity.
Find out more on the San Jose Museum of Art website.