Casta: The Origins of Caste

16 September - 03 December 2023

Free Event

Event Description

A painting says a thousand words, but who controls the narrative?

Casta: The Origins of Caste

Opal 22 presents Casta: The Origins of Caste. Displaying five newly restored paintings from the museum's collection, the exhibition invites you to delve into how we decode art and artefacts as they relate to global majority communities. Exploring themes of caste, class, and classification through the work of Juan Rodríguez Juárez (b. 1675; d. 1728).

Join us as we unveil one of the earliest forms of picture-based racial classification and their 150-year journey from storage to provenance.

The exhibition looks at the theory of race, how it fits in a modern world and the power required to give meaning. What will you see when you see Casta: the origins of Caste?

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