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Fun and Games: The 42nd Annual Black Doll Show

Date
December 21, 2022
Time
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Organizer’s Site
https://wgsac.wordpress.com/
Council District
City Council District 10
Fun and Games: The 42nd Annual Black Doll Show
December 17, 2022 – February 18, 2023
In-Person opening reception: Saturday, December 17, 3 – 6 PM
Workshop by “Dolls Of Hope” with Dr. Cynthia Davis 3 – 5 pm (RSVP required for workshop participation, click the link below) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/42nd-annual-black-doll-show-opening-reception-tickets-471981247617
The William Grant Still Arts Center is proud to announce the longest running annual exhibition in Los Angeles, “Fun and Games – The 42nd Annual Black Doll Show”. Our first in person exhibition after two years online, this exhibition is an exploration of ancestral games and how play can help us think deeper and archive histories. This year we are looking for dolls, quilts, games and images/videos that fit our theme of historic games. Ethnographic studies in Africa allow us a peek into how games are part of social negotiations within various African cultures and Afro-Creole societies in the Americas. The investigation of games and social play indicates three main concepts in anthropological and archaeological theory: identity, agency, and power. In examining, through dolls, the history and culture of gaming in the Black diaspora, we seek to highlight the ways that the oppressed have established in-group power dynamics and identity through games and play.
This year, we include our new acquisitions, a collection of vintage and rare dolls donated by Sandra Campbell.
Featured Artists:
Barbara Flemings
Dr. Cynthia Davis
Fana Babadayo
Heather Hilliard Bonds
Julie Robinson
Kimberly Wilfong Sigman
NK Abstract
Pat Shivers
Rosalyn Miles
Tamika Spencer
Teresa Tolliver
Collectors:
Ericka Nicole
Sika Dwimfo
William Mendez

Location

William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S West View St
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
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