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BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS


  • Elaine L. Jacob Gallery 480 West Hancock Street Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

Curated by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch

Artists:
Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.)
Kevin Arrow
Rafael Vargas-Bernard
Adalberto Delgado
Tameka Norris
Michelle Lisa Polissaint
Poncili Creacion
Jamilah Sabur
Onajide Shabaka
Mette Tommerup

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.