DIASPORIC DYSPLASIA Virtual Artist Talks

DIASPORIC DYSPLASIA Virtual Artist Talks

Curator Toisha Tucker will lead a two part virtual artist talk with the artists featured in our new exhibition, DIASPORIC DYSPLASIA. 

We invite you to these two virtual artist talks on March 31st at 1 - 2pm and from 6 - 7pm. 

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Featured artists: 

From 1 - 2pm: Meital Yaniv and Unyimeabasi Udoh 

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From 6 - 7pm: Lorena Cruz Santiago, Sarah Tortora and Yasmeen Nematt Alla

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Email info@bronxriverart.org with questions.

Send her back. The lands we live on have never been anything to many of us other than home. Yet, it is on the soils of these countries where many of us exist as Other. The ideals that drive nationalism are not founded on notions of a full spectrum of colors, but instead a devout homogeneity to an abstracted cultural ideal. Within these borders, there are those of us who get to be Americans or Canadians or British full stop and also get to be German, French etc. and there are those of us who get to be hyphens: African-American, Mexican-American, British-Nigerian etc. Our nomenclature sets us apart as not wholly part of our birthrights-we are dashed halves. We are people who can be sent back.

Diasporic Dysplasia explores the space of living and thriving within a multiplicity of cultural identities whether as immigrant or natural born citizen on soils of diasporas, firm and figurative. The abnormalities in self-perception that can emerge in that struggle to navigate the penumbra of who we are when we are many things, but also maybe none. This exhibition delves into the way some of us deal with this tension in manners that aren’t normative to the structures of our cultures-dysphasic and displaced from ourselves, other within the Other.

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Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, Hispanic Federation and private donors.

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