Gallery Reception: The One & the Many

A First Rites Event

Date: October 2, 2013

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Gallery 249, located on the second floor of the College Park Center (CPC 249)

Sponsor: Department of Visual Arts

 Judith Huacuja

Phone number: 937-229-3237

Supporting involvement: Glenna Jennings

Website: Department of Visual Arts

This reception for The One & the Many: Perspectives on Self & Other in Arts & Human Rights Practices included refreshments and an artist's talk. This faculty-curated exhibit runs from September 27 through October 31. Exhibiting artists include Isabel Avila, Juan Si Gonzalez, Merve Kayan and Zeynep Dadak, Issa Randall and Sheryl Oring.

From a bustling beach on the Turkish coast to the somber interiors of abandoned schools on an Oklahoma Seminole reservation, The One and the Many examines notions of Human Dignity from multiple perspectives. Are Human Rights pre-political or are they the artifacts of laws and institutions? Do they belong only to individuals or also to groups? How can we re-vision and de-center human rights to more broadly address the human condition for both the self and the community? This exhibition brings together an international roster of artists whose works speak, each in its own idiom, to human capability and the pursuit of both happiness and social justice.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.