I want to share with you a project I will be part of this June. The organization Visiones Culturales is creating an exhibition with many interesting artist collaborating, poets, visual artists, performers, all trying to find our identity through the language.
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Visiones is back and this time we are bringing to you Language is Identity! An amazing exhibition to Open June 26th at the Bronx Art Space!
“To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.” ― Frantz Fanon
“Language is Identity” will explore how language plays a role in the maintenance of our individual and collective identities and at the same time serves as a vehicle to help us revise our identity as we interact with new environments, people and experiences. For this show various artist and poets will explore such themes as our voices, the words that move us, the words that hurt us, and the words that remain after immigration, emigration, after misplacement. We will explore topics of language lost and the emotional connection we have with language, how we use language to build or destroy, to censor and how self- worth is connected to it.
Some of the events include (specific time line will provided at a later time): performances by Urayoan Noel, Skye Cabrera and Laura Alvarez, Music by Opposite Parts, Artist Talk and Panel of experts, and Presentation of Film Installation: Language is Identity by Fabian Caballero.
The paintings, poems, performances and multimedia displays will be curated by Josue Guarionex Colón and Yolanda L. Rodríguez.
Last Friday I went to my friend's apartment. We ate, I made sangria, and she wanted me to draw something in her empty walls. She saw a sketch I just finished and said that was what she wanted.
So I opened my sharpies and started drawing.
I love making art. I think it's one of the things that gives me strength and keeps me calm. In my darkest and shiniest moments I feel better just scribbling on a coaster. This time I had a whole wall.
Thank you Skye. You are awesome.
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Laura Alvarez is a
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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