Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kevin Ei-Ichi deForest Invasion of the Hybrids

KEVIN EI-ICHI DEFOREST – Invasion of the Hybrids, 2004

Hybrid. Perhaps the most intriguing term in the mixed heritage lexicon, it conjures a broad range of mental imagery from the positive and futuristic to the negative and unnatural. In this visual manifestation of the process and politics of cultural

Kevin Ei-Ichi deForest Invasion of the Hybrids

KEVIN EI-ICHI DEFOREST – Invasion of the Hybrids, 2004

Hybrid. Perhaps the most intriguing term in the mixed heritage lexicon, it conjures a broad range of mental imagery from the positive and futuristic to the negative and unnatural. In this visual manifestation of the process and politics of cultural

Lorraine O'Grady Miscegenated Family Album

LORRAINE O’GRADY – Sisters I (L: Nefertiti, R: Devonia), 1994

By drawing a parallel between Queen Nefertiti and her own sister, Devonia, O’Grady forges the bonds of a fictive kinship that transcends time and space. This is one of 16 diptychs which comprise her Miscegenated Family Album, a highly autobiographical

Lorraine O'Grady Miscegenated Family Album

LORRAINE O’GRADY – Sisters I (L: Nefertiti, R: Devonia), 1994

By drawing a parallel between Queen Nefertiti and her own sister, Devonia, O’Grady forges the bonds of a fictive kinship that transcends time and space. This is one of 16 diptychs which comprise her Miscegenated Family Album, a highly autobiographical

Kip Fulbeck The Hapa Project

KIP FULBECK – Part Asian 100% Hapa, 2006

The Hapa Project was groundbreaking in so many ways and it remains the most extensive artistic survey of mixed heritage identity, among those with partial Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry. Playing on the ever-present, “What are you?” question, each participant

Kip Fulbeck The Hapa Project

KIP FULBECK – Part Asian 100% Hapa, 2006

The Hapa Project was groundbreaking in so many ways and it remains the most extensive artistic survey of mixed heritage identity, among those with partial Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry. Playing on the ever-present, “What are you?” question, each participant

DELPHINE DIAW DIALLO – Hybrid VII, 2012

Echoes of an ancient past run rampant through this captivating vision of the future. Elaborate braids- at once hair, mask, and headdress- reference African traditions and sculpture while also bearing a stylistic resemblance to the lei niho palaloa, human hair

DELPHINE DIAW DIALLO – Hybrid VII, 2012

Echoes of an ancient past run rampant through this captivating vision of the future. Elaborate braids- at once hair, mask, and headdress- reference African traditions and sculpture while also bearing a stylistic resemblance to the lei niho palaloa, human hair

ISAMU NOGUCHI – Gregory (Effigy), 1946

“To be hybrid anticipates the future” In Gregory (Effigy), Noguchi explores themes of hybridity using the abstract language of modern sculpture. It’s a subject he continually explored, influenced by his mixed heritage- Japanese on his father’s side, Scottish and Native

ISAMU NOGUCHI – Gregory (Effigy), 1946

“To be hybrid anticipates the future” In Gregory (Effigy), Noguchi explores themes of hybridity using the abstract language of modern sculpture. It’s a subject he continually explored, influenced by his mixed heritage- Japanese on his father’s side, Scottish and Native