DiverseWorks presents "Overlapping Territories" opening reception
"Overlapping Territories" is an interdisciplinary, experimental space for six artists to engage, discover, and reimagine what it means to be in relationship to the land. Ashley DeHoyos begins the project with a Houston-centered approach as a way of understanding what conversations around land already exist within the city. Artists Liyen Chong, Catherine Davila-Martinez, Angel Lartigue, Matt Manalo, Jenah Maravilla, and Monica Villarreal will create multidisciplinary projects that reflect the breadth of the investigations and interrogations into land-centered politics and the issues attached to particular geographies and histories.
The exhibition, which opens with brief artist talks and a performance project by Monica Villareal, is inspired by questions about how we occupy land, including histories of settler colonialism, migration, personal and collective liberation, in tandem with understandings of Indigeneity and what it means to be in conversation with land through a decolonized, ancestral, or embodied practice.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 23.