Felipe Shibuya.

Presented by: The Department of Art

February 12, 2021–May 16, 2021
Albright-Knox Northland

Friday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Comunidades Visibles: The Materiality of Migration

February 12, 2021–May 16, 2021
Albright-Knox Northland

Featuring 2021 MFA Graduate Felipe Shibuya The Materiality of Migration brings together artworks by first- or second-generation immigrant Latinx artists. In their creative practices, these artists celebrate their communities and interrogate the materials and stories that form their foundations. Each combines materials and techniques from their country of origin, from other colonized places, or from their present context with everyday or art historical references. The resulting hybrid practices correspond with the artists’ hybrid identities. Collectively, these objects and installations invite us to question our relationships to our own histories, evaluate the communities to which we belong, and see with new appreciation the value that erased or marginalized groups contribute to our daily lives. By turning personal history into palpable presence, the selected artists transform difficult narratives into celebratory and beautiful objects that convey urgent and consequential narratives about historical and contemporary immigration.