"The Left Hand of Darkness" Exhibition

DBA Christian Haye

poster for "The Left Hand of Darkness" Exhibition

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The Project is pleased to present "The Left Hand of Darkness", a group exhibition curated by Sarvia Jasso and Yasmine Dubois. "The Left Hand of Darkness" borrows its title from the first feminist science fiction novel written by Ursula K. Le Guin in 1969. Set in a universe where individuals alternate between genders depending on the lunar cycle, the novel proposes an alternative social model that challenges traditional sexual dimorphism. After being transported from a heteronormative society to this new planet, the narrator states, "[…] my efforts took the form of self-consciously seeing a Gathenian first as a man then as a woman, forcing him into those categories so irrelevant to his nature and so essential to my own." During this journey, he is immersed in a world that redefines gender and sexual identities as we know them. Using the novel as a point of departure, the exhibition looks at artists who are playing with the dynamics of gender representation within a contemporary context.


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    Opening at the Project

    The Project, coexisting quite peacefully on 57th Street with its more blue chip neighbors, held its opening reception for their summer group show "The Left Hand of Darkness" on June 26, 2008.

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