FAMILY, MEMORY AND DISPLACEMENT
curated by Claudia Ruiz Gustafson
Crossing Cultures: Family, Memory and Displacement
March 9 - April 1, 2022
Curated by Claudia Ruiz Gustafson
Participating artists: Astrid Reischwitz, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson, Nilou Moochhala, Vivian Poey, Shabnam Jannesari, Nicolas Hyacinthe
About the Exhibition:
Crossing Cultures is an art exhibition about family, memory, displacement and identity from the point of view of six visual artists with roots in five regions: Asia (India and Iran), South America (Peru), North America (Mexico), The Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti) and Europe (Germany). Through the use of vintage family photographs, and the use of different mediums: photography, painting, mixed media and video, these artists uncover their family stories and create complex, multidimensional narratives to reflect upon what they have left behind while shifting countries and at the same time honoring and remembering family traditions and vanishing ways of life.
We are a nation of people who have come from around the globe and have experienced loss and transformation as we make our way in a new place. A place where diverse backgrounds, political beliefs, faiths, identities, and ideas come together to create something new. This exhibition embodies and celebrates this ongoing transformation in what it means to find home at a time where migration across the world is at an all-time high.