Movements Toward Freedom


About the exhibition

Movements Toward Freedom, on view at MCA Denver September 20, 2024-February 2, 2025, will explore the power, possibility, and vulnerability of bodily movement in contemporary life. 

Linking physical and social definitions of movement, Movements Toward Freedom examines how the articulation of our bodies, collectively and singularly, informs and shapes a vital society. Showcasing recent work and new commissions that span genres of performance, sculpture, video, painting and installation, the exhibition considers the ways that physical movement plays an integral role in exercising personal and collective agency, as a means for community-building, civic change and liberation, as well as serving as an antidote to strife and a vehicle for healing and care.

Exhibiting artists: Sadie Barnette, Ben Coleman, Elena Dahn, Karon Davis, Brendan Fernandes, Geovanna Gonzalez, EJ Hill, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Tara Jae, Steffani Jemison, Liz Magic Laser, Carolyn Lazard, Francisco Masó, Senga Nengudi, Kambui Olujimi, Ronny Quevedo, Eric-Paul Riege, Davina Semo, Laura Shill, Naama Tsabar and Cosmo Whyte.

Curated by
Leilani Lynch, MCA Denver's Associate Curator

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Major funding for Movements is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for Movements is provided by the Hollingsworth Foundation. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) for their support of the exhibition.


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