Color Forms 1: Pink and Blue Projects
October 2, 2010 - February 27, 2011
Kidspace at MASS MoCA’s two-part exhibition series Color Forms will feature new work by three internationally exhibited artists—Portia Munson, Soyeon Cho, and Lisa Hoke—exploring how color can become form and how it can be connected to social constructions of meaning such as gender. Munson will use paintings, photographs, and everyday objects to organize an installation focusing on how the colors pink and blue help to shape and reinforce gender roles. Her work will also be used to discuss the mixed messages sent to children about gender and about mass consumption. The sheer mass quantity of collected pink and blue material goods to be displayed will make plain how children are indoctrinated into the world of materialism and are taught social rules for gender identity. The first exhibition will be targeted to 3rd–8th graders.