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The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has been known to leave a lasting impact for all visitors. Located on Calhoun St. on the College of Charleston campus, the Halsey Institute is a staple for locals and tourists, alike.
Being a non-collecting museum, it gives artists a chance to display their work in a setting that strives to highlight social, historical and cultural aspects of modern art. The Halsey Institute will continue to do just that in their upcoming fall exhibits that will break down racial stereotypes.
The first of the two fall exhibits is Over There and Here is Me and Me by Katrina Andry. This exhibit will comment on power structures of racial stereotypes. Focusing on topics like gentrification, the printed art will be a look into how stereotypes placed on the lives of African American people allow biased ideas and laws to take form in today’s society. In addition to printed art, Andry’s art will take the form of installing new wallpaper for the duration of this exhibit.
Accompanying Andry’s exhibit is Colin Quashie’s Linked. This fall exhibit will similarly comment on racial stereotypes but in a very unique way. Linked takes images of significant figures in African American history and combines them with artifacts from past and present pop culture, making a statement on the stereotypes existing in our current society. Quashie is known for his wit, a quality that will not be lacking in this exhibit.
The Halsey Institute’s two fall exhibits will both stand from August 23 to December 7. For more information about the museum and event details, take a look at their website.