In this exhibition, La Vaughn Belle seeks to explore the relationship of history, land and the bodies between them. When the Land Meets the Body will present a selection of existing work and new commissioned works inspired by the Lowcountry landscape. Through this process, Belle will consider the idea that who we are individually and collectively is a product of historical processes that are often represented in the landscape. Over the last decade, Belle’s work has been centered in decolonial art practices that challenge the narratives in colonial archives. With this project, she will weave biography and history to create interventions in historical sites and consider how landscapes and ecosystems are manipulated by those who live within them.
August 25, 2023 - December 9, 2023
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 161 Calhoun Street