16 Guyanese Artists Explore the Impact of Migration


[Many thanks to Michael O’Neal for bringing this item to our attention.] In “16 Guyanese Artists Explore the Impact of Migration,” Antwaun Sargent (Creators) explores the exhibition “Liminal Space,” which runs from June 17 to October 26, 2017, at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. He writes:

Popular images of undocumented people crossing the borders of Mexico, Syria, and Northern Africa is evidence enough that migration is one of the most defining issues of our time. It seemly impacts everyone and everything. Liminal Space, curated by Grace Aneiza Ali at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, explores how migration has impacted Guyana. Featuring 16 artists of Guyanese descent, the group exhibition of painting, photography, collage, and installation explores how migration has shaped the economic, social, and cultural history of the small South American country and Guyanese communities in America.

“Guyanese people have long known the experience of migration,” Aneiza Ali explains to Creators. “It’s perhaps been the defining narrative of our country.” In the 1960s, Guyana began to see a mass exodus of its citizens, who largely immigrated to the United States for economic and educational opportunities. Today, more Guyanese live outside Guyana than within its borders.” [. . .]

For full review, see https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/16-guyanese-artists-explore-impact-migration

Also see our previous post https://repeatingislands.com/2017/06/17/art-exhibition-liminal-space/

[KEISHA SCARVILLE, Untitled #5, from the series Mama’s Clothes, 2015 Archival digital print 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Accessed via Creators.]

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