Image: Kerry Downey, Fishing with Angela, still from single channel video, 2016
Curated by Staci bu Shea
Casco, Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 20, 2016-Jan 29, 2017
Acknowledging the duality of its referents—as both relational connections and skin wrinkles developed over time—Age Lines examines relations to aging in and across ages.
Experiences associated with age are ubiquitous yet varied and regenerative. Age Lines is the result of thinking about the age-old subject of age and a starting point for considering how relations are born, maintained, and renewed while aging. This exhibition is a humble gesture toward creating a site for and sense of age relations where fragility, dependency, and transmission are foregrounded.
The project presents the work of Kerry Downey, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ilyana Ritchie, and Mia You, as well as objects contributed by individuals near to the project’s development in Utrecht.
In particular, Age Lines highlights mentor-mentee relationships, the legacy of Black and Third World feminist publishing in the US, and intergenerational collaborative practices. The exhibition includes works of art, commissions, exercises, and anecdotes which pull from lineages, cycles, and different forms of measuring age and the passing of time.