Connected Diaspora at Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery Reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail
Curated by Veronica Melendez, Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media is a celebration of multimedia artistic contributions of US Central American artists who too often are excluded from contemporary art world conversations.
From site-specific installations, to prints, photography, ceramics, comics, video, and more, Connected Diaspora commands and takes up space at the Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery at Bennington College in Vermont. Previously exhibited at the Fredric Jameson Gallery at Duke University and at the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland in 2020, this third iteration of Connected Diaspora features artists from the previous shows as well as new additions. The exhibition at Usdan Gallery is the largest and most robust version, and continues to expand and interrogate what Central American art can be.