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Malisa Humphrey

Over the past two years, Malisa Humphrey has been researching the ruins of the French Colonial Expositions in Paris. Her project Time is the Concept of the Thing depicts the remains of the Indochina Pavilion from the 1907 Exposition, which hosted a living ethnographic exhibition often referred to as a “human zoo.” Her project examines the presence of the colonial legacy still presents in Paris, its potential obsolescence and the cyclical nature of political ideology. Humphrey’s work also draws comparisons to the debate that has erupted in the United States regarding Confederate memorials in recent years.