Curatorial Exhibitions & Lectures > Venus 2010: They Called Her "Hottentot" An Inter-Disciplinary Symposium

DEBORAH WILLIS - IN PURSUIT OF BEAUTY

This project explores the ways in which the concept of beauty is represented through the intimate space of the closet. "The Closet" in the American-English vernacular has long been a metaphor used to describe the psychological parts of ourselves that are kept most private, or hidden from public view. The "closet" as a figure of speech can also be subverted. It can be reclaimed as an aspect of authoring our identities, and stepping into a desire to image oneself in the world as they intend to be seen by others - contrary to social or cultural invention.

Photo Exhibition by "Deborah Willis - IN PURSUIT OF BEAUTY"
Deborah Willis - IN PURSUIT OF BEAUTY
"Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond"
Curated by Kalia Brooks Nelson, PhD
Photograph
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