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Take a Closer Look at Southern Culture During This Photography Display

Explore Southern culture a bit more deeply at the latest exhibit to hit Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is now on view and promises to be an engaging display for all to enjoy. See it for yourself this Monday starting at 11:00 a.m.

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records.

Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities.

Southbound is appropriate for all ages. Admission to the exhibit and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is free.

If you feel like escaping Parks at Nexton Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.

Event Time/Date:
Monday, January 7, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
The College of Charleston
161 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424

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