Finissage: I Contain Multitudes

A group exhibition exploring identity

Words By Erika Clugston
Photos By Eliza Hopewell, Hot Milk, ceramic plate, 2018

Date: 19.02.18
Venue: East of Elsewhere

I Contain Multitudes is a group exhibition inviting artists and poets to respond to an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself:

“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

The exhibition opened with a full day of hourly poetry readings and cultivated an inclusive environment for multi-faceted expression and dialogue. From ceramics to prints, sculptures, and paintings, the artists responded to Whitman’s poetry in different ways, yet all exploring the multitudes of human identity.

I Contain Multitudes will be on view by appointment until the finissage on February 19th from 18:00 – 21:00, which will be followed by a celebratory community dinner. If you still can’t get enough of the art, but can’t afford to buy the artwork itself, East of Elsewhere are offering a 2018 calendar for ten euros.

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