Stamp Gallery Keynote with Dr. Kency Cornejo

The Stamp Gallery presents Connected Diaspora: Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media. Exhibition on view September 22nd to October 17thConnected Diaspora: Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media casts light on a new generation of artists who visually reflect on U.S Central American lives and experiences in the era of social media. These new voices from the Central American diaspora have built a creative community that transcends state lines and borders. 

Their practices range from delicate ceramic sculptures to large scale paintings to digital art—exploring images of displacement, war, and trauma. Contemplations on everyday life, nature, and architecture, coupled with insights on invisibility and empowerment, are all manifested in this visual assembly. Central Americans make up the third-largest U.S Latinx group—a statistic that is not equally reflected when referencing Latinx art. Beyond news articles, Central Americans in the diaspora are a creative force leading the way to a more expansive discourse on Latinx Art. Curated by Veronica Melendez.

Date
September 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Robert H. Smith School of Business
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University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
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College Park MD 20742