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Returns: Cherokee Diaspora And Art

#5 CONTEMPORARY Kade Twist Video 2.jpg
Courtesy of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
CONTEMPORARY ART: ‘Cherokee Diaspora and Art’ on display in August.
  • 08/18/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/19/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/20/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/21/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/22/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/23/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/24/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/25/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/26/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/27/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/28/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/29/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/30/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 08/31/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 09/01/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 09/02/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 09/03/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 09/04/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: Free,
CL Critic Okla Jones Recommends: This exhibition borrows its name from James Clifford's ok Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century and explores cultural renewal through works three artists Luzene Hill, Brenda Mallory, and Kade Twist. These contemporaries examine the three facets of their identity as an artist, a Cherokee citizen, and a human being a from their own individual perspective. Throughout history the Cherokee have had to adapt and evolve to survive and pass down their culture, so this exhibition is set up to continue that tradition. These works produced through different forms of media will not only express the experience of the Cherokee, but also make the viewer think about where they fit in on this earth. -OJ

From the venue:

For the Cherokee, our creation story is tied to our ancestral lands, which include what is now known as Georgia. We hold our origins and identity to these places, even if we no longer live there. Like other Indigenous groups on this continent, Cherokee understanding of self and culture has changed over time either by choice or because of necessity. And with that, so has our relationship to land. Migration has never been a foreign concept to the Cherokee, but as settler colonialism continues to impact the lives of Indigenous peoples on this continent, one result is a large Cherokee diaspora. Like our ancestors, who adapted and evolved in order to ensure survival of self and culture, so do contemporary Cherokee. It is in this reality of continuation that many Cherokee artists create their work.
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