Join artist Lizania Cruz to experiment with collage as a strategy for storytelling within and around archival material. This workshop will expand on the artistic strategies highlighted in Gallery 214: Critical Fabulations, which look at history’s omissions in response to the legacy of colonialism and its hold in the present.
This workshop will guide participants through art-making activities that speculate a migration route of el bamboula, a dance and music style, originally from Africa, that can be found in the Dominican Republic and forms part of the originating history of Congo Square in New Orleans. Using a selection of archival material gathered by Cruz, participants will draw their own conclusions about the route of el bamboula and create a collage that will become a page in a collective zine.
This workshop is free and open to all, with no experience necessary. Registration is required and capacity is limited.
COVID-19 vaccination and masks are no longer required, but strongly recommended for all visitors.
Lizania Cruz is a Dominican participatory artist and designer who is interested in how migration affects ways of being and belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience participation, she creates projects that highlight a pluralistic narrative of migration. Cruz has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at the Laundromat Project Create Change (2017–19), Agora Collective Berlin (2018), Design Trust for Public Space (2018), Recess Session (2019), IdeasCity:New Museum (2019), Stoneleaf Retreat (2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), A.I.R. Gallery (2020–21), BRIClab: Contemporary Art (2020–21), and Center for Books Arts (2020–21), and a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021–22). She is currently working on Investigation of the Dominican Racial Imaginary, a participatory research-based art project that looks at how the nation-state of the Dominican Republic has repressed and erased African heritage in the Dominican imagination.
The session on Saturday, May 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET is now at capacity. Please email [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
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