Saturday, September 1, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm
AS220 Resident Gallery (131 Washington St., Providence, RI) and Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell St.)
¿SE ACULILLÓ? | LA SUTURA TIERNA
September 1 – September 30, 2018
Curated by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez & Kat Chavez
Opening at AS220: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Opening at the Granoff Center at Brown University: Thursday, September 7, 2018
* SUBMIT YOUR ART FOR ¿SE ACULILLÓ? | LA SUTURA TIERNA BY JULY 23, 2018 *
What: ¿Se aculilló? is an ongoing series of performance events and art shows.
The phrase, ¿Se aculilló?, is a Colombian taunt that roughly translates to “Are you scared?” More literally, ¿Se aculilló? refers to a sensation of the body (in particular, the ass) clenching or curling inward.
Where: Previous installments have occurred at AS220 (Oct. 2017) and Trade Pop-up (Feb. 2018). The next show will be a multi-space show, happening at AS220 and at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on the Brown University campus.
When: September 2018
AS220 Opening: Saturday, September 1
Granoff Opening: Thursday, September 6
Who: This is an open call for people who have origins, ancestral roots, and/or cultural ties to the region known as Latin America, including the Caribbean.
Theme: We have titled this third installment La sutura tierna, or “the tender suture.” Artists are asked to consider the body and fear in relationship to this theme.
With this, we are thinking about susto, an illness identified as regionally specific to Latin America and often translated as “soul loss.” Today, artists with marginalized identities are often expected to put their traumas on display. La sutura tierna hopes to acknowledge traumas but center healing, as we come together as a community to hold each other, tenderly.