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 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
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 1, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
WHERE: Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC
RSVP: email@example.com or 646-340-3479
PAPI Wines & VOSS Water
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.