Ongoing through Monday, Oct. 17
Thompson Art Gallery
Xia Zhang’s “safe unsafe” is a solo exhibition of video, photographs and sculpture. With the inclusion of large-scale videos, the exhibition showcases many of Zhang’s works as artifacts of belonging through the documentation of labor, performance, process and media through a lens of structural identities: female, Chinese.
“My practice is an unlearning of assimilation. It contemplates how the physical body is seen in the public sphere of whiteness and privately within itself. Working with processes of craft and documented actions allow for consideration of how ethnic and feminine identity is laboriously performed and endured for the sake of belonging. I strive to understand and dismantle the systems that have normalized subtle and overt hostilities that are inescapable based on the skins we inhabit.”—Xia Zhang