The opening reception for Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City will take place on Nov. 14, 2019, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the atrium of 500 17th Street. It is free and open to the public, with light drink and fare. The evening’s MC, Miami journalist and blogger Kalyn James, will greet the crowd and introduce a special performance by Aisha Tandiwe Bell.
Inter | Sectionality is a bold, multiregional, multidisciplinary exhibition, curatorial collaboration and exploration of the emergence of the “Creole City” as a local, regional and global phenomenon. Internationally recognized curators Sanjit Sethi, former director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, founder, president and curator of DVCAI (Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator) have designed this collaboration to provide a lens through which communities and community leaders internationally can begin to better understand themselves, their diversities and their unlimited possibilities.
Highlighting the work of 25 Miami-affiliated visual artists, along with two guest artists, the exhibit is grouped around themes that encompass diaspora and Creole City life stories, memory, politics, myth, religion and culture. Special performances and programs will be presented throughout the run, which will be from Nov. 14, 2019, through March 20, 2020. Visitors can see the exhibition for free on Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and on weekends 1–6 p.m. at 500 17th Street NW.
Inter | Sectionality will be presented in our nation’s capital at a time when diaspora artists and voices are challenging social justice, celebrating identities, and reactivating and bridging communities through contemporary art and scholarship. The complexities and diversities represented by this exhibit are emergent and, in many cases, ascendant across the world.
The exhibition is free and on view Nov. 14, 2019 – Mar. 20, 2020; Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and weekends from 1 – 6 p.m.
Please note this exhibit will be closed on the following dates:
Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – Winter Holiday
Monday, January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 – Presidents Day