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Ligia Lewis: Minor Matter

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Between love and rage: Ligia Lewis’s Minor Matters. Photo © Martha Glenn
Louise Tanoto
Black matters in Minor Matter, a powerful encounter with the myriad concepts of blackness

 

Minor Matter is part two of a triptych by Ligia Lewis about blackness.  Dense with the interplay of light, sound, and text, this is a layered work that claims the power of self-representation. With heart, Lewis boldly draws attention to and away from what it is to be black, bringing into parity a shared history. The lights rise to reveal the space, a heavy cloud of smoke hangs in the air as three figures emerge in a slow presentation of…

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