Field Day 2017: “Ubuntu” I Am Because We Are with Tijay Mohammed
Join us for this Field Day 2017 in Hunts Point/Longwood event:
“UBUNTU” I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
by Create Change Artist-in-Residence Ahmed Tijay Mohammed
Saturday, September 16, 2- 5PM
920 Kelly Street (Basement), Bronx, New York 10459
“Ubuntu” I Am Because We Are is a large scale project and installation anchored in West African cultures and traditions. “Ubuntu” (an African proverb meaning humanity towards others), focuses attention on the South Bronx’s connections to migration and creates a gathering space to celebrate women, particularly those living in the community. Throughout the day, participants will create mixed media portraits of loved ones, neighbors, and other women in their life. The project will be facilitated by a group of women from the neighborhood who have undergone a skill exchange workshop with the artist.
This project is commissioned by The Laundromat Project, and in partnership with Mothers On the Move, Archcare Senior Life (PACE), and Africa Life Center..
About the artist
Tijay Mohammed hopes to insinuate greater relationship to our diaries, aspirations, and letdowns in addressing issues of migration, historical, and gender equality. Intimate and pronounced affairs, and history and new meanings lead the discourse between his art and the audience.