New on View: Social Geographies – Interpreting Space and Place

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Event:
New on View: Social Geographies – Interpreting Space and Place
Date:
January 25, 2014 10:00 am
Cost:
Free with Membership or Museum admission
Venue:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828-253-3227
Address:
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2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

Today is the first day to view Social Geographies: Interpreting Space and Place.

The art world operates within geographic frameworks. Spatial divisions between “inside” and “outside” impact how the art world describes, identifies and validates artists featured within this exhibition. Whether deemed “outsider” (Henry Darger, Martín Ramírez, George Widener) or “self-taught” (Thornton Dial, Sr., Minnie Evans, Lonnie Holley), these artists are classified in terms that organize their art but do not adequately speak of their arts’ unique qualities and circumstances. In response to such prescriptive terms, Social Geographies asks viewers to experience artwork regarded as different, differently.