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Investigating biomythography as an interdisciplinary visual arts practice....
Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley are both artists/curators based in Northern California. As a curatorial team, Wimbley/Christion develop a series of curatorial projects contextualizing the visual arts within “biomythography”.
Biomythography is a literary term; it is a style of composition that weaves myth, history, and biography in epic narrative. Defined by Audre Lorde in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name it has been known to shape theories of intersectionality and highlight the idea of internal, external, and multiple selves. As artists/curators, Christion and Wimbley are intrigued by the interconnected and multifaceted link of biomythography across disciplines, particularly in the visual arts
Implementing biomythography as a studio practice provides a challenge to critical historical practices. Multi-mediated and interdisciplinary platforms are used to investigate historical facts, life experience, pop culture, and mythology; challenging, forming, and informing, art history, display, anthropology, identity, and ritual as well as personal, universal, and institutional perspectives and histories.
Through developing a series of curatorial projects contextualizing the visual arts within biomythography, Wimbley/Christion work as context providers for critical dialectic: addressing the nuances within ever-shifting identities and how we experience/create our contemporary world and culture.
Biomythograpghy has featured the work of artists: Zenia Baltagi, Guillermo Bert, Crystal Z. Campbell, Audrey Chan, Chris Christion, Christian Salablanca Diaz, Chuck Feesago, Vanessa German, Todd Gray, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Mimian Hsu, Tarrah Krajnak, Albert Lopez Jr., Abdul Mazid, Elisa Bergel Melo, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Kimberly Morris, Thinh Nguyen, Juliana Paciulli, Glynnis Reed, Marton Robinson, Rachelle Rojany, Yoshie Sakai, Javier Esteban Calvo Sandí, Monica Sandoval, Glen Wilson, Jessica Wimbley, and Sune Woods.
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