video still: Joiri Minaya, Siboney
Hosted by: The HUB-Robeson Galleries
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of this exhibition.
About the exhibition:
Still Here explores stories of migration, displacement, and survival by eight artists that represent a spectrum of the African Diaspora. The works in this exhibition use moving images to highlight the rituals and traditions that persevere and evolve, despite the oppressive historical ripple effects of colonialism and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Through practices and tools of survival such as migrating, defending, dancing, gathering, praying, and claiming agency over one’s body, the works in this exhibition demonstrate that black and brown bodies are not here for consumption of the white gaze, nor are they passive beings upon whom actions are done or inflicted. Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Dexter Wimberly and Kiara Ventura, Still Here was originally organized at the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco.