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Presa House Gallery presents Antonio Serna: "Moving Forward Together" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Antonio Serna

Presa House Gallery presents the first exhibition of the 2024 schedule, "Moving Forward Together," a solo exhibition of a new body of work by Antonio Serna.

"Moving Forward Together" explores the collaborative mediascape formed in the 1970s between indigenous rights activist groups comprised of a racially mixed group of artists, anthropologists, writers, and journalists from the Americas and Europe.

The collection of artworks presented in this exhibition is a portion of an ongoing series of photographs entitled Our Oppressions are Connected, also known as “chain pieces,” in which the artist creates an interconnected arrangement of various clippings of historical events with beaded silver chains. The work presented at Presa House marks a new phase in this series: we now see the artist experimenting with various locations, backgrounds, surfaces, and linking techniques.

In addition to the new artwork, the exhibition will feature a rotating display of related items from the Documents of Resistance Archive (DoRA). The DoRA is a research archive curated by Antonio Serna that contains printed material and related ephemera, which focuses on the struggle against racism with an emphasis on material produced by racialized groups within the United States of America.

This exhibition is meant to provide several entry points into the often-overlooked social history of American activism by way of an art research project. Moving Forward Together is ongoing, and the presentation at Presa House is not conclusive in its choice of materials. This exhibition will continue to grow and evolve as new visual research is acquired and assembled.

The exhibition will remain on view by appointment through February 17.

Presa House Gallery presents the first exhibition of the 2024 schedule, "Moving Forward Together," a solo exhibition of a new body of work by Antonio Serna.

"Moving Forward Together" explores the collaborative mediascape formed in the 1970s between indigenous rights activist groups comprised of a racially mixed group of artists, anthropologists, writers, and journalists from the Americas and Europe.

The collection of artworks presented in this exhibition is a portion of an ongoing series of photographs entitled Our Oppressions are Connected, also known as “chain pieces,” in which the artist creates an interconnected arrangement of various clippings of historical events with beaded silver chains. The work presented at Presa House marks a new phase in this series: we now see the artist experimenting with various locations, backgrounds, surfaces, and linking techniques.

In addition to the new artwork, the exhibition will feature a rotating display of related items from the Documents of Resistance Archive (DoRA). The DoRA is a research archive curated by Antonio Serna that contains printed material and related ephemera, which focuses on the struggle against racism with an emphasis on material produced by racialized groups within the United States of America.

This exhibition is meant to provide several entry points into the often-overlooked social history of American activism by way of an art research project. Moving Forward Together is ongoing, and the presentation at Presa House is not conclusive in its choice of materials. This exhibition will continue to grow and evolve as new visual research is acquired and assembled.

The exhibition will remain on view by appointment through February 17.

WHEN

WHERE

Presa House Gallery
725 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
https://presahouse.com/portfolio/january-2024/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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