La Sombra y el Espíritu III/Bodies of Resistance, Roots of Remembrance is an upcoming art exhibition featuring artists from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. The exhibition opens, next Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm at the Stone Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (located at 150 South Road). The artists will attend to speak about their work. With this exhibition and an expanded anniversary edition of the Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, the Stone Center celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Description: The anniversary season kicks off with La Sombra y el Espíritu III/Bodies of Resistance, Roots of Remembrance art exhibition in the Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum. The exhibition, on display from September 18 through November 28, showcases the work of artists Stephen Hayes, Louis Luma and Lucía Méndez Rivas.
Conceptually, this show re-enacts the moment that North Carolina and the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic) provided a divergent narrative in the history of Black resistance. The artists in La Sombra y el Espíritu III/Bodies of Resistance, Roots of Remembrance, come together in this exhibition to recall the failed 1526 voyage to the Carolinas of Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón, a rich, educated Spanish nobleman of the Order of Santiago.
[Above: Artwork by Louis Luma (Haiti).]