Announcing a new room installation at the Carlton Arms by the Cameroon artist Issa Nyaphaga with a photograph by Julie Dermansky. Nyaphaga, a founding member of the Paris-based African Journalists in Exile, will premiere his month-long project and finish the remaining portion during the March 29 opening with live musical accompaniment.
Thursday, March 29, 6-10PM
@ The Carlton Arms Hotel
160 East 25th Street
between Lexington and Third Aves (212) 679-0680
6 train to 23rd Street / www.freedimensional.org
freeDimensional organizes short-term studio and residential space for artists, activists and citizen journalists experiencing censorship, xenophobia and/or economic marginalization.
Issa Nyaphaga uses diverse forms of artistic expression such as photography, painting, documentary and filmmaking to make portraits of artists who have faced persecution in their home country and have sought asylum in a new country. Before leaving Cameroon, Issa was imprisoned and tortured for his political cartoons in a local newspaper; he is a founding member of African Journalists in Exile.
Julie Dermansky: 'Prison in Rwanda' (Detail). 2005.
Juli Dermansky is working on a series of photographs documenting genocide sites and places signifying political injustice around the world called Mankind's Monuments to Barbaric Acts and other Macabre Vacation Destinations. For Issa's installation, Julie contributed the image 'Prison in Rwanda' shot from Kigali's airspace, where many people accused of genocide are held.