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Joan Semmel

Installation view of ID: Formations of the Self, 2020, at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. Photo by: Jason Mandella.



Joan Semmel included in ID: Formations of the Self, a group exhibition at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY.

The institution's press release follows:

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center is pleased to announce the presentation of the exhibition ID: Formations of the Self. Like so many art, culture, and educational institutions, the Shirley Fiterman Art Center has remained closed due to the current pandemic. This separation from art and social activity has created for many an acute longing to physically connect with people, artwork, and tangible experiences in real time and space. In an effort to bridge this gap and, at the same time, offer a safe experience, the Fiterman Art Center is mounting an exhibition fully visible from the exterior of Fiterman Hall through large street front windows on Barclay Street, Park Place, and West Broadway. The exhibition and exhibition brochure, as well as related video content, will also all be fully available online.

ID: Formations of the Self focuses on the work of eight artists who work in a broad range of mediums. All, in varying modes, investigate aspects of identity and the ways in which individuals are shaped. Through explorations of place, gender, race, sexuality, the body, cultural traditions, and social and personal histories, each artist offers insight into how these elements inform and constitute our individual selves. Their works reveal the multiple overlapping facets and complex intersections that constitute our identities.

ID: Formations of the Self
September 15, 2020 – February 19, 2021
Shirley Fiterman Art Center
New York, NY