Blue-Barbar-Braid: Forms at Rest / Forms in Resistance
An installation by Izidora Leber LETHE
24 August - 22 September 2018
Blue-Barbar-Braid is a semi-fictional solo exhibition by Izidora Leber LETHE paying homage to resistant forms throughout the centuries. By mobilizing the ancient Roman use of blue (associated with loose women, barbarians, or effeminate men), LETHE quotes the semiotics of protest, queer artists’ work post-1970, and the Yugoslav women that shaped, then rejected, the Bauhaus movement. LETHE braids together these latent legacies and wakes them from oblivion.
Aggregate Space Gallery presents a formation of these collective unknown ancestors organized through collaborative gestures, formal urgencies, and a fluid monumentalization of the act of rebelling. Just as Lethe is the river of forgetting in ancient Greek mythology, Izidora Leber LETHE brings that river closer, so as to re-materialize disjointed moments in history. These forms, even at rest, are rooted in resistance.
This exhibition was curated by Aaron Wilder as the culminating project of Aggregate Space Gallery’s 2018 Curatorial Fellowship.
24 August 6-10pm
First Friday Event
7 September 5-8pm
Second Saturday Artists Talk
8 September 11am
Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm
and by appointment
Aggregate Space Gallery
801 West Grand Avenue
Entrance on West Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Aggregate Space is a warehouse and has a similar temperature to the outside; please dress accordingly.
Aggregate Space Gallery's exhibition program is funded in part by Zellerbach Family Foundation and ArtNow International. Additional Program Funding comes from East Bay Community Fund and Kenneth Rainin Foundation.