March 2, 2011

Advance Notice

Visual Arts exhibit inspires difficult conversations

Larry Jens Anderson, Boys Will Be Boys (Patch)

When artist and curator Larry Jens Anderson first moved from the Midwest to the Deep South, natives informed him there were four subjects to avoid in polite conversation: race, sex, politics and religion. Years later, these subjects have migrated from Anderson's imagination into a provocative new exhibit intended to inspire open conversations, "Race*Sex*Politics*Religion...What not to talk about."

Emory will be the second venue for this exhibit, which includes works from Radcliffe Bailey, Thornton Dial, Fehamu Pecou and Kara Walker. Funded by a prestigious grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, it was originally presented by Space One Eleven in Birmingham to great acclaim and large crowds.

"Race*Sex*Politics*Religion...What not to talk about" will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery through April 16, with an opening reception on Wednesday, March 16 from 5-8 p.m., and a curator's talk at 6:30 p.m.

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