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Contraband


  • George Mason University 4450 Rivanna River Way Fairfax, VA, 22032 United States (map)

The artists in this exhibition confront cultural imperialism by reflecting on the impact that “developed” countries have on the rest of the world through media and commerce. The five participating artists, all of whom were born outside of privileged Western societies, make their art using the language of contraband, bootleg, smuggling and other illegal actions. Their works respond to forces of assimilation, and are intended to subvert and undermine systems of social control. They challenge systems of colonial power that seek to absorb and reproduce others in their own image.

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