the birth of new freedom
July 20th 2019- August 17th 2019
Curator- Charmaine Minniefield
Exploring African & African-American Ritual from a Womanist Perspective The work of artist-activist, Charmaine Minniefield preserves Black narratives as a radical act of social justice. Firmly rooted in womanist social theory and ancestral veneration, her work draws from indigenous traditions as seen throughout Africa and the Diaspora, to explore African and African-American history, memory and ritual as an intentional push back against erasure, displacement, and misrepresentation. Her creative practice is community-based as her research and resulting bodies of work draw from the physical archives of a community, place or institution as she excavates the stories of African-American women-led resistance, spirituality and power in response to contemporary social landscapes.