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Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing

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Uploaded on Feb 25, 2011

FEAR INTO FIRE explores the body as a space for archiving memories and telling stories through the art of tattooing. Inspired by young black males of the Hip Hop generation who extensively mark their bodies, this exhibition draws attention to the meanings and connections between the body and the tattoo. The subjects of this show are not only talking back to a society that renders them invisible but resisting their own oppression by taking control of their bodies that have been policed by systems of institutional racism.

Curated By: Nicole Harrison, Columbia College Chicago Alumna, BA In Arts Management, '07.

Produced for the Student Loop by Chloe Howard, Shot by Vinnie Amadei, Edited by Kelsey Grimshaw.

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