Please join us for the opening of Home Body on Friday February 19, 2021, 5-7 pm. We are welcoming groups under 8 people for in-person viewing. RSVP is required for the opening. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 807-7306 to ensure social distancing.
Regular Gallery hours are Tue. - Sat., 11-5pm. Sapar Contemporary, TriBeCa, 9 N Moore Street, NY, NY 10013 (near Canal St and Franklin St subways). RSVP is not required during regular hours.
We will also be offering virtual tours of the exhibition. Please email email@example.com to request a video tour.
In Home Body, Elia Alba, Baseera Khan, Sola Olulode and Maya Varadaraj offer visions of personhood that transcend the labels, limits, and roles prescribed on Earth. Here, the body is not merely a vessel for participation in the material world. Instead, it is what poet Rupi Kaur describes as a colony of miracles—a home, or interior world, to return to and find refuge in. As we approach a year of learning to live with social distance and self quarantine, a reimagining of the body as sanctuary has never felt more timely or essential.
With a focus on the nuances of cultural identity and gender expression, the exhibition explores embodiment as a site of performance and experimentation. A laboratory where the energetic relations between the material and the immaterial are in a constant state of fusion, fission and combustion. This collection of works—timeless yet concretely of this moment—tests the capacity of the body to resist the enduring pressures of capitalism, propagandism and sexism that have historically aimed to confine it. Viewers are dared to, instead, imagine the body as unbound, and gesture as a tool of radical resistance and communication.