Immigrants in the Bronx Opening Reception

Bronx Times: January 22, 2019

CURATED COLLECTIVELY BY THE BRONX COUNCIL ON THE ARTS STAFF, THE EXHIBITION WAS GENERATED THROUGH AN OPEN CALL FOR BRONX-BASED ARTISTS, AND OFFERS ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES TO CURRENT PUBLIC DISCOURSES ON IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES

Immigrants in the Bronx Opening Reception

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(l-r) Julia Pimes Mata, Longwood Gallery manager; artists Nicky Enright, Ahmed Tijay Mohammed, Musah Swallah, Luis Stephenberg Alers and Kara Lynch with Viviana Bianchi, Bronx Council on the Arts executive director.

The Longwood Art Gallery hosted an opening reception for ‘Foreign/Fa­miliar: Immigrants in the Bronx’ exhibit on Wednesday, January 9. Foreign/Familiar explores displacement and belonging through the work of seven Bronx visual and media artists. Their works are influenced, inspired, respond to, or revolve around issues of voluntary and involuntary exile, migration, diaspora and statelessness.

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Featured artist Luis Stephenberg Alers proudly displayed his piece representing his transition to life in the Bronx.

 

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Musah Swallah with his paintings which seek to reflect Ghana’s cultural values and everyday life.

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