• Black Mountain Project

constant escape

This is a free event. Reservations not required.

“Constant escape is uneasy. It demands the blinking intermittence, the radical flight, of a certain experience of constraint that will have been best understood as sustained, unflinching fantasy, as a look through or away, listening to and playing over, under. Perhaps constant escape is that which is what we mean when we say freedom.” Fred Moten from Black and Blur (Duke University Press, 2017)

constant escape is an exhibition of works in sculpture, photography, installation, text, and video by Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen and Tammie Rubin,three artists who currently live and work in Austin, Texas. Their works reject and resist the confining limitations of authority and absolute definition of identity, cultural background and of who we are as a people. Each artist in their individual exhibited works approaches their practice in markedly different ways. What the artists share is a commitment to making work that is not easily labelled, and asks questions about the world around us, and how we see ourselves.

From Fusebox
Taking its name from an essay by Fred Moten, one of the most influential theorists at work todayconstant escape is an exhibition of works in sculpture, photography, installation, text, and video by three artists who currently live and work in Austin, Texas. Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen and Tammie Rubin’s works reject and resist the confining limitations of authority and absolute definition of identity, cultural background and of who we are as a people. Each artist in their individual exhibited work approaches their practice in markedly different ways. What the artists share is a commitment to making work that is not easily labelled, and asks questions about the world around us, and how we see ourselves.

 

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