LOCATION: The Temple - 2400 Curtis St



  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019 - Fri, Jan 3, 2020

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Altar(er) Hex is an exhibition curated by Hexus Collective, and opens at The Temple in Denver, CO, on October 31, 2019. The exhibition runs through January 3rd.

The exhibition emphasizes the altar as a vehicle for ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By presenting contemporary altars as platforms of resistance, altar-makers illustrate the potential of the altar as a tool for reclaiming power and agency from mainstream institutions. The exhibition also reflects the banishment of magic and magic practitioners to the margins of society and the forced development of secretive practices. Thus, featured artists are presented with the opportunity to negate this secrecy, while also revealing the concept of alterity, or “otherness,” in their multiple interwoven identities.

Hexus is a (semi)anonymous, artist-led curatorial collective seeking, finding and promoting mysticism through visual, performance and sound art. Formed among soulmates in 2018, our work is rooted in alterity theory and concerned especially with intersectional activism encompassing disability, queer folks, cyberfeminism, alliances with POCs, and anticapitalism. We emphasize collectivity as a strategy to reveal the importance of care and mutual dependency in resistance to socially dominant ideas about the productive bodymind within patriarchal capitalism.

"Trans Magic, Iteration 1" image courtesy of participating artist, Frankie Toan. Other participating artists include Faith Wilding, Suchitra Mattai, Mary Grace Bernard, Xuna Eternal, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Wyatt Scott, Laura Beacom, Viviane Le Courtois, Andi Todaro, Tya Anthony, Todd Herman, Lesley Craig, Catherine Nelson & JJ Austin, Julio Alejandro in collaboration with Hexus Collective, and Michael Sperandeo.

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