Exploring History And The South In SECCA's Exhibit Alternative Modernisms

Exploring History And The South In SECCA's Exhibit Alternative Modernisms

9:01am Jul 15, 2015
Pedro Lasch, Dining Room 1, Naturalizations mirror mask intervention at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2015. Image Courtesy the Artist and The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Mexico City native and North Carolina-based artist Pedro Lasch’s work has been described as intersecting the international immigrant’s movement, and the philosophies of critical pedagogy, radical democracy, and the coloniality of power.

Tennessee native and North Carolina-based artist Jeff Whetstone uses photography and video to explore connections between man, nature, and masculinity. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art brings them both together with contemporary artists Harun Farocki, Leslie Hewitt, and Jumana Manna for the exhibit Alternative Modernisms, exploring history, the South, and historical traditions of painting through the lens of photography and film. 

Alternative Modernisms continues through August 16th.

Jeff spoke with David by phone from his home in Tennessee, and David was joined in the studio by Pedro and SECCA curator Cora Fischer.

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