Featuring artists using science fiction, fantasy, spirituality, and mythology as grounds for the investigation of identity and agency. The works in this exhibition navigate a means out of, or parallel to, the many iterations of marginalized identities that are part of our history, present and future.
Based on the premise of sibyls – women throughout history known to foretell the future – the artists included in Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood may be regarded as cultural sibyls. They reimagine identities as central and empowered beings, speculating on future cultural conditions. They also eschew binary, oppositional positions for fluctuating and situational platforms that allow for slippages, unfixed expressions, and alternate meanings. In their varied explorations of power and identity, these artists critique and often create new realities.
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Wednesday to Saturday, 1 p.m. through 5 p.m.
Please note: ArtCenter requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted when eligible. Visitors are also required to wear a medical-grade mask on campus regardless of vaccination status.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Chitra Ganesh and Saya Woolfalk, two artists featured in the exhibition Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood , discuss their work and creative use of the genre to navigate and comment on the terrain of representation and identity. The conversation will be moderated by Laura Cooper, Los Angeles based artist and faculty, ArtCenter’s undergraduate Fine Art program.
Los Angeles based artist, April Bey, takes us on a tour of her studio. She is featured in Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood.
Co-Curators Julie Joyce and Christina Valentine takes you on a highlight tour of the exhibition.