In [box] / Just a Shade Off
In [box] / Just a Shade Off is the name of the specific site installation that the young artist Laura Pawson carried out during her SUB30 residency in ´ace and that will remain in exhibition until May 19th.
IN [BOX] / JUST A SHADE OFF (by Alicia Candiani)
The work asks about how the concept of race is socially constructed and how this construction affects the relationships between individuals of different ethnicities in the society in which it is inserted, also reflecting on its own definition as “white” in a society. with interracial conflicts.
In the installation in ´ace the use of letters, the construction of sentences heard and given by certain ones add to their own silhouette in a kind of parcours throughout the Transversal Space that ends with two visual-literary statements: “White as the night ”/“ Black as the light ”. Reversing the adjectives that produce a value judgment on skin color, this work leads us to reflect on the complexity of racism and at the same time it raises the uselessness of defining an individual by the color of his skin.