Unsovereign Elements

March 30, 2023 (Thursday)May 10, 2023 (Wednesday)

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street

Unsovereign Elements

Geological Poetics in Contemporary Art from the Caribbean and its Diaspora

Presented by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese 

Curated by Cecilia González Godino, PhD Candidate at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, this group exhibition features artists from the Caribbean and its diaspora. The exhibition examines the ambiguous role of geological elements in the (re)production of the archipelago--certainly exhausted by modernity as discursive instruments, yet always retaining a poetic potential that far exceeds their materiality.

March 30, 6:00pm, Kelly Writers House

Artists Lilian Garcia-Roig and Thelma Vanahí will be in conversation with Caribbean and Archipelago Studies scholar Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (University of Miami). A reception will follow. 

Deborah Jack
Dede Brown
Jamilah Sabur
Johanna Castillo
Joiri Minaya
Kelly Sinnapah Mary
Lilian Garcia-Roig
Nadia Huggins
Sofia Gallisá
Tessa Mars
Thelma Vanahi

Cosponsored by the Brodsky Gallery, Campaign for Community Award, Center for Africana Studies, Center for Experimental Ethnography, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, Creative Ventures Fund, GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and Wolf Humanities Center.