Is the pandemic over? It looks like social behavior will be the determinant of that! So far, 2022 has been shaping up to be a memorable and celebratory artful year. Could the art world mark the ending of this global health crisis? All corners of the world are finally hosting biennials, triennials, retrospectives, art fairs, festivals, and the cherry on top is that traveling resumes. We are back in business, not business as usual… but something in between.
For those who don’t have a magic carpet or cannot attend exciting and glamorous art events abroad, there is no shortage of local and regional options to experience the art world. Located eight miles from Boston in Watertown, the Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts presents, from May 5 to June 30, an exhibition that brings artists’ personal experiences, including fiction and non-fiction narratives, with political, cultural and mythological storylines.
“Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope” is a juried group show featuring visual artists who have personally experienced displacement, immigration, relocation, being forced or invited to reconstruct their cultural identity away from their place of origin. Juried by visual artist Rania Matar, the exhibition includes 35 works by 30 artists responding to personal experiences and perspectives across time and geography. Ideas of displacement, migration, immigration and the complexity of navigating different cultures are expressed through paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photo transfers and mixed media collages.