Edgar Arceneaux: Library of Black Lies

11/17/2018 through 6/2/2019 | Henry Art Gallery

Museums University District

The unpacking and reconstruction of history is a central concern in Edgar Arceneaux’s (U.S., born 1972) installations, sculptures, and drawings. His work insists on questioning the singularity of truth typically proposed in accepted histories, calling out hypocrisy through anachronistic juxtapositions of imagery and text. Arceneaux’s work typically recombines these parts into imaginary but systematic patterns that reveal either blatant or subtly extant flaws in accepted structures—systems of power, ethnicity, and identity.

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