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Diorama Workshop with Curtis Talwst Santiago

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Diorama Workshop with Curtis Talwst Santiago

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Join Curtis Talwst Santiago for a hands-on workshop in which participants will create small-scale dioramas, similar to the artist’s well-known Infinity Series, an ongoing series of miniature dioramas built in reliquary-like containers.

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Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can't I Alter is the first exhibition devoted to the Canadian-Trinidadian artist’s drawing practice, which has expanded significantly in recent years. Throughout his work, Santiago grapples with “genetic imagination,” or the ability to access generational knowledge through imaginative recollection and projection. For the artist, this method serves as a means of wading through histories lost, hidden, and often tangled. In Can’t I Alter, Santiago creates a multi-faceted narrative in an immersive, drawing-filled installation that explores the theme of ancestry and the necessity of preserving the past while acknowledging the fallacies implicit in historical recollection. As viewers explore the space, they join Santiago and his alter ego, the J’ouvert Knight, in an attempt to locate a diasporic ancestor whose existence cannot ever be fully grasped. A newly commissioned film accompanies the installation, as well as performances organized by Santiago.

Image: Curtis Talwst Santiago, Artist as knight (self portrait), 2018. Mixed media diorama in reclaimed jewelry box. Courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery.

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