Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

 

WHEN: FEB 7 through MAR 7 , 2014

GALLERY HOURS:  Wednesdays 1pm to 7pm or by appt (postcryptartgallery@gmail.com )

LOCATION:  Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University (click here for map)

 

FLUX ARTISTS:  Bayeté Ross Smith, Beatrice Lebreton, Bee Walker, Carl Karni-Barn, Ibou Ndoye, Ivan Forde, Leonardo Benzant, Makeba Rainey, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Oluwatoyin Tella

 

COLUMBIA STUDENT ARTISTS:  Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri, Emma Sulkowicz, Naima Green, Jeannie Rhyu, Aisha Kuforiji, Soleil Grant, Dakota Ceneta, Laura Alston, Kyara Andrade, Marcus Hunter

 

Special Events, more info here

 

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 to 9:30pm sponsored by VOSS Water & PAPI Wines. 

 

HIP HOP & IDENTY DISCUSSION: Thursday, February 13, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

WORD HOSTS VALENTINE'S DAY:  Friday, February 14, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

EXAMINING DIMENSIONS OF THE DIASPORA DISCUSSION: Saturday, Feb 22, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Panel: Jess Weaver Shipley, Sean Jacobs, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Dagmawi Woubshet, & Yvette Christianse

 

PERFORMANCE ART SHOWCASE:  Saturday, March 17:00pm to 9:00pm

 

 

RSVP

WHERE:  Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC

 

RSVP:  info@artinfluxharlem.com or 646-340-3479

 

SPONSORED BY: 

PAPI Wines & VOSS Water

 

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Stemming from the one-day pop-up exhibition that took place during September, the Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora exhibit fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary artistic production in order to produce critical and inclusive conversations about racial and cultural identity in the African Diaspora.  The African Diaspora being conceived both as the historic fragmentation and redistribution of individuals from the African Continent, as well as more universally, with respect to the shared experience of dislocation that raises questions of personal identity, community, and association.

 

Curated and produced collaboratively between the African Students Association, Postcrypt Art Gallery and Art in FLUX Harlem, the pieces in Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora will be the fruit of relationships developed between selected Columbia University student artists and mentoring visual artists based in the Harlem area.