Performing Identities: Albert Chong, Coco Fusco, and Pushpamala N.

Performing Identities, January 11 to February 16, 2008

Coburn Gallery, Worner Student Center

Featuring photographs and video by artists Pushpamala N., Albert Chong and Coco Fusco, the exhibit challenges historical and contemporary notions of an ethnically-defined self.  Employing strategies of self-portraiture, appropriation and role-playing, the artists relocate cultural stereotypes within a contemporary context to uncover the hidden assumptions and biases embedded within commonly accepted images.

Performing Identities is part of Second Skin, a year-long series of exhibitions and events that explore how identity is reflected, constructed and challenged through the visual and performing arts.

Sponsored by the Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust.