Exhibition

Andrea Chung: Daughters of Oshun and Yemeya

Centre[3], Online
25 Feb 2021 - 03 Apr 2021

(left) 1. Andrea Chung, Colostrum, 2020, rhinestones, glass beads, needles on paper, collage, rhinestones, glass beads, needles on paper, 16’’ x 20’’. (right) 1. Andrea Chung, Colostrum, 2020, rhinestones, glass beads, needles on paper, collage, rhinestones, glass beads, needles on paper, 16’’ x 20’’. Courtesy Centre[3].

Centre[3] presents the exhibition Daughters of Oshun and Yemeya by American artist Andrea Chung. The main exhibition is online from February 25th until April 3, 2021.

Working across video, installation, and collage Andrea Chung’s multidisciplinary practice explores the various impacts that colonization has had on both bodies and the landscape, particularly those located in and tied to the Caribbean.

The online exhibition Daughters of Oshun and Yemeya is drawn from three separate but related series of works on paper: Midwives touches on the long history of midwifery in Jamaica, referencing its incorporation of West African birthing rituals and the reverence that practitioners held for the profession; Colostrum references the historical exploitation of Black breast milk that continues to the present day; while Vex disrupts the Eurocentric gaze inherent in “carte-de-visite” postcard photography.

While functioning as a type of rhizomatic archive that offers a glimpse into diasporic histories and narratives which are frequently overlooked, the works collectively present a confluence of issues of care, labour, maternal health, gender, and resistance.

Curated by Sally Frater.

 

View the exhibition here.

 


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