Sunday, June 30, 2019

Emerson Dorsch: Artist Talk

Emerson Dorsch Gallery presents an Artist Talk on Friday, July 5th from 1-3pm. Enjoy an artist talk at Emerson Dorsch, listen to Dr. Edmund Abaka, professor of African History and Pan Africanism at the University of Miami, interview Onajídé Shabaka about his work and practice. They will discuss, among other topics, Onajide’s solo exhibition at Emerson Dorsch, Alosúgbe: a journey across time as it relates to ethnobotany, biology, and the African slave era.

In Alosúgbe: a journey across time, Onajide Shabaka’s debut exhibition at Emerson Dorsch, Shabaka explores biology and ethnobotany in the form of recent photography, works on paper and sculpture. These media serve as material for understanding the migrations of both humans and plants during the Atlantic colonial slave era to the present. This exhibition derives from several years of ongoing research finding connections between colonial sites in the Low Country (Georgia & South Carolina), the Caribbean archipelago and Suriname.

Image: Onajide Shabaka in front of his installation They continued walking upstream, 2018 at Emerson Dorsch. 

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