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when: friday may 10th, 2019 | opening reception 6:00 - 9:00pm est
Where: One Brooklyn Bridge Park, 360 Furman Drive, Brooklyn NY 11201

ChaShaMa, in conjunction with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, is pleased to present Possession & Creation : Objects in
Relationship, The Ethnoaesthetic Origins of Textiles, a curatorial initiative and interactive group exhibition curated
by 2019 Art Business Master’s candidate Alayna Wiley. The exhibition opens at ChaShaMa’s waterfront ‘Space to
Present’ at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The show features the possessions and creations of six textile artists working in a variety of modalities; weaving, natural dyeing, up-cycling, knitting, embedding, drawing, and tailoring. The interactive group exhibition invites the public to contribute to a weaving piece that incorporates recycled clothing into a
community tapestry during all open hours. A special invitation is also extended to all visitors to bring a few locks of hair to weave into a communal amulet of collective healing. Cynthia Alberto founder of The Weaving Hand, will guide hair contributors in weaving the hair in the Filipino tradition of Buhok at Anting Anting on opening night.

Possession & Creation uncovers the aesthetic thread that ties together what we collect with what we make. The curator asked the artists to curate a portrait of themselves composed of their personal possessions to be shown alongside their artworks. The self-selected items tell the story of the individual’s history of exposure, attachment, and identity. Through selecting objects that inform part of one’s identity, a small dictionary of key visual signifiers of meaning are filtered out from a mass of visual content. By exhibiting possessions alongside creations, the viewer has a chance to think visually and to link the aesthetic values that influence what we collect and what we make.

Cynthia Alberto
Melissa Dadourian
Angie Yoojin Kim
Tiantian Lou
Victoria Manganiello
Shihui Zhou

Curated by:
Alayna Wiley

On view from May 10th to 19th at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Weekdays 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Weekends 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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