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Liminal Space | Art Talk: Mothering Lands

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
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Liminal Space | Art Talk: Mothering Lands

 

Liminal Space artists Keisha Scarville and Christie Neptune will join curator Grace Aneiza Ali in a conversation on how their photography engages mother-daughter relationships to illustrate the migration experiences of Guyanese women.

Both Scarville and Neptune are first-generation Americans born to Guyanese parents and based in Brooklyn, a community with a long history of Guyanese immigration. Their work in Liminal Space features as the subject Guyanese women, including their own mothers, who migrated to New York in the 1950s and 60s—a time that saw the United States looking to the Caribbean as a source for blue collar and domestic workers. Soon, Guyanese women would become the driving force of migration. In fact, in New York Guyanese women immigrants largely outnumber men. Scarville and Neptune will share how through their photography practices they find ways of understanding their immigrant mothers and how their work also speaks to timely universal issues around women, migration, and labor.

 

Keisha Scarville

Keisha Scarville (also featured above), from the series, Mama’s Clothes, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Christie Neptune

(Installation view)  Christie Neptune, Memories from Yonder, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION: Free with RSVP, suggested donation is $5.00

                                                           

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