Curatorial Project: Uncovered Spaces
March 19- July 9, 2022
Uncovered Spaces: An Exhibition of Women and Women Identifying Artists at the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), McAllen
Director: Dr. Katherine Moore McAllen, Assistant Professor University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Director Center for Latin American Arts
Exhibition Curator: Raheleh Filsoofi, MFA, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
Uncovered Spaces is an exhibition and event series centered on female artists, including young women, queer, and non-binary artists, concerning the social structures that mediate our everyday experiences. Uncovered Spaces will articulate ideas through art that relate to women’s cultural expectations and social norms that challenge or oppress women as well as ways that protect and support them. This international exhibition will be held from March through July in 2022 at the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS). Participating artists and scholars have been invited through a curatorial process that values a diversity of perspectives. The event venues will serve as a space for women, female identifying artists, non-binary artists, and scholars to discuss their work, research, interests, and strengths regarding gender and identity and social norms. The project also seeks to reveal connections between the creative process, feminine solidarity, diversity, and shared knowledge while creating a model for a community arts-based research project in south Texas. While our main concern is to examine how art can engage and offer a critical re-thinking of current social and political issues, the broader implications touch upon the foundations of art practice and the existential issues of our many lives. This exhibition is supported by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, The Raul Tijerina Jr. Foundation, The UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts, and The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt.