Winston Contemporary Art presents Ibraim Nascimento: "Alignment" opening reception
"Alignment" explores the migration story of an Afro-Brazilian, immigrant artist struggling to find belonging in the United States – the emotion work of migration, feeling suffocated and contorted, forced to re-shape himself in order to be seen and understood in this country. Featuring all new works created for this presentation, including site-specific installation and performance, and mixed-media paintings, Ibraim Nascimento tells us his story of migration through the experience of, what he calls, alignment or alinhamento. To align is to arrange in a straight line, to correct or reposition. Through culture we are constantly in a process of alignment, but can we break free? Who are we and what do we look like after years of alignment? Are we deformed? Are we renewed? Are we still ourselves?
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until February 29.