LINGUA FRANCA: BLACK SPIRIT SPEAKS
IN COMMON TONGUES
September 4 - December 3
Curated by Natalie Willis, Tilting Axis 5 Fellow and Assistant Curator at the National Gallery of the Bahamas
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Using Haitian Vodou flags as a point of departure, Lingua Franca is a look at the way that African spiritual cultural retention presents in artwork across the Black diaspora. Vodou, Obeah, African American Spirituals, and colonial Christian histories, across the Black Atlantic, share more in common than the differences that make them so unique - and so too do the people with a shared history.
— Natalie Willis