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Face Value: Exploring the Inter-subjectivity of Mixed-Race Identity Through the Works of Jordan Clarke, Erika DeFreitas and Olivia McGilchrist

McKenzie, Heidi (2014) Face Value: Exploring the Inter-subjectivity of Mixed-Race Identity Through the Works of Jordan Clarke, Erika DeFreitas and Olivia McGilchrist. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: McKenzie, Heidi
Abstract:

The central premise of this thesis exhibition project addresses the notion of inter-subjectivity as it pertains to the self-portraiture of three mixed-race artists of Afro-Caribbean and Euro-white heritage: Jordan Clarke, Erika DeFreitas and Olivia McGilchrist. The project explores this inter-subjectivity by troubling the black/white race binary within the specificities of the artists’ geographies and the curated work. It also assesses the positionalities of the Toronto audience’s mixed reception of the work. The scope of the project encompasses the exhibition Face Value; a self- published exhibition catalogue; a reflective curatorial essay; an online community outreach resource; an artist panel produced in partnership with The State of Blackness conference; an onsite curator’s talk; and an exhibition report that details the process, methodology, and key learnings, contextualizes the work of the artists, and incorporates a literature review of the primary theoretical concepts that inform the project.

Date: 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 00:08
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 00:10
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/200

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