Curated by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch
Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.)
Michelle Lisa Polissaint
From a neighborhood in Miami called Little Haiti, memories of life in the Caribbean and of the ghosts of this nation’s past blur together, like a heat mirage. Through this haze, the artists in this group exhibition build new paradigms, “because,” as Merle Collins wrote, “temples built/ to honour myths/ must crumble/ as the dawn breaks.”
BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS brings fourteen international artists to Detroit via Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, San Juan, PR, NYC and London. Each artist contributes a unique response to themes such as home, safety, place and resilience.