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Guyanese Artists Launch Exhibit on Immigration at Landmark Firehouse in East Harlem

Opening June 17, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Liminal Space offers a glimpse of the tensions immigrants face in being tethered to multiple places at once.

Keisha Scarville, “Untitled #3,” from the series Mama’s Clothes (2015), archival digital print, 24 x 36 inches

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), a pioneer in wielding art as a tool for social justice, presents Liminal Space, an exhibition on the realities of migratory life in the 21st century.

Guyanese and Guyanese-American artists explore the often overlooked space that immigrants inhabit between their homelands and new vistas — the liminal space. Curated by Grace Aneiza Ali, the exhibit brings together an intergenerational roster of emerging and established artists of Guyanese heritage who, via photography, painting, sculpture, installation, video, textile, and mixed media, bear witness to what drives one from their homeland as well as what keeps one psychically connected to it.

The exhibition features work by Kwesi Abbensetts, Damali Abrams, Khadija Benn, Victor Davson, Stanley Greaves, Carl Hazlewood, Dominique Hunter, Donald Locke, Andrew Lyght, Suchitra Mattai, Christie Neptune, Mason Richards, Karran Sahadeo, Keisha Scarville, and Arlington Weithers.

You can engage with the exhibit and learn more about CCCADI’s programming via #AfricanDiasporaHome, @CCCADI, or by visiting cccadi.org.

For more information or media inquires, email [email protected].

Liminal Space continues at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (120 East 125th Street, East Harlem, Manhattan) through October 26, 2017.