March 15 - April 29, 2018
Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun 12-6pm; Closed Mondays
CURATED BY: Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Franco-Dominican Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and specialist in postwar Latin American art.
Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas investigates the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti—two nations that share a single island. The exhibition features work in a wide array of media by 19 Dominican and Haitian artists, based in both their native countries and in the United States. The artists draw on their experiences of difference, movement, and immigration to create a collective visual narrative that exposes inequalities and stereotypes of race, gender, and sexuality, which have plagued the island since the 15th century. Their work also displays the vitality of the visual arts in their communities. Through the exhibition, exhibition catalogue, and public programs, Bordering the Imaginary will reveal the complexities of a historically shifting transnational border space and the formation of distinct but intertwined nations.