Art Exhibition: “La Enramá”

Repeating Islands

“La Enramá” is a multi-media installation of photography, videos, musical instruments, and crafts highlighting Afro-Dominican culture along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. The exhibition opened on October 5 and will be on view until November 12, 2011, at the Main Gallery and Project Room of the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College (located at 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street) Bronx, New York.

Description: The centerpiece is a recreation of an enrramada, a shelter without walls common in the Dominican countryside that, depending upon the season, serves as a storage shed for seed and farming implements or a venue for community meetings, domino matches, religious observances and, most importantly, for drumming and dancing. Humble in structure, the enrramada is of vast importance, socially and spiritually, to Dominican culture.

This exhibition is curated by Marino Corniel and Wallace Edgecombe in collaboration with folklorist Leonardo Iván Dominguez and…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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