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BYENVENI Haitian Flag Day Curatorial Talk with Yvena Despagne & Artists

18 May @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Haitian-American art curator Yvena Despagne will lead a discussion about BYENVENI, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institution (CCCADI)’s current multimedia exhibition celebrating contemporary Haitian Diasporic art.

This exhibition shines a spotlight on the creative expressions of eleven artists who focus on the theme of Lakay (translated as home in Haitian-Kreyòl), and explore Haiti as both a cherished internal sanctuary, preserving cultural traditions and religious practices, as well as an external haven, a space of refuge, familial and communal development, a source of boundless joy, and the cornerstone of sovereignty.

About Lakay se Lakay
Lakay se Lakay, which translates to Home is Home in Haitian Kreyòl is a year-long homage that celebrates the legacy of Haiti, Our Black Nation, Lakay se Lakay is a cultural odyssey through which we dedicate much of our programming. Using the lens of Haitian arts and scholarship, CCCADI explores home as a space for refuge, building family and community, preservation of traditions, a foundation for cultivating joy, and the roots of sovereignty. Learn more at https://www.cccadi.org/lakay

Details

Date:
18 May
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://bit.ly/may18curatorialtalk

Venue

CCCADI Firehouse
120 East 125th Street
New York City, 10035 New York City
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