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The Artist’s Voice: Abigail DeVille's The New Migration: Living Dead (Harlem)

  • The Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W 125th St New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Bronx-born visual artist Abigail DeVille explores the implications of mass flight and migratory return in a new work entitled The New Migration: Living Dead (Harlem), presented as part of the Museum's Artist’s Voice series. Working in collaboration with stage director Charlotte Brathwaite, a sunset procession will take place with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and a host of New York performers. Inspired by the brave women and men who left the violence of the Jim Crow South on a quest to the Promised Land of the North as well as Jacob Lawrence's seminal masterwork The Migration Series, the procession is a celebration of the transformative power of migrations past, present and continuous. It will feature participants clad in DeVille's wearable sculptures as they chant, dance and sing from Marcus Garvey Park, down 124th Street and into the Studio Museum's Courtyard. This event is free and open to the public, and will convene at the 124th Street entrance to Marcus Garvey Park.