Crossing Borders Exhibition
Artists from the Middle East & the Americas
January 7th – February 26th, 2022
The exhibition showcases the work of Immigrant artists from Cuba, Haiti, Israel, Syria, Switzerland, Turkey, and Venezuela share their art and personal stories about their cultural heritage intertwined with their American experience, the impact of immigration, and the new American culture on their lives and art making.
Although the artworks may differ esthetically, there is much that connects them conceptually. Common threads are recurrent references to their heritage history, shared experiences, indigenous mythologies, and social norms. The artists often invoke national art histories, either in tribute or subversion, but also engage with current happenings, and international artistic trends. These artists dialogues with the traditions of the past at the same time that they participate in current global artistic discussions. Their simultaneous engagement with the past, present, and the future speaks to a singular creative present. The artists explore history, create commentary around current happenings with mark making techniques, materials, and process in a variety of media. The exchange of ideas and acknowledgement of influence of these artists have long comprised the tenets of creative production by creating a new lexicon of post-modern commentary and imagistic anarchy, intentionally borrowing and sharing pictures that were local to their heritage and experience as a way of breaking apart conventional notions of ownership. Whether the implications are laudatory, reverent, academic, or incendiary, the playful, storied history of “originality” in art bears closer examination.
Schedule & Tickets
Wednesdays through Fridays
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 330-9614 phone
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