Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 form 7pm to 9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, December 3 at 5pm
Curated by Blair Murphy
Ebitsam Abdulaziz’s work grapples with the concept of freedom, exploring the ways that notions of personal liberation are shaped by our roles – including gender, race, religion, and national identity. Blue Freedom includes videos and photographs documenting performances carried out by the artist in her native United Arab Emirates and since moving to the United States. Her work draws on her own experience moving through the world – as a woman in the UAE and, more recently, as a Muslim woman and person of color in the contemporary USA. Utilizing the body and drawing influences from utopian and modernist aesthetics, Abdulaziz creates poetic visual tableaus that symbolize the restrictions of social norms and imagine possibilities for liberation.
DC Arts Center (DCAC) is located at 2438 18th Street NW. For more information, visit https://dcartscenter.org/.