Black Dolls by Mirtho Linguet
Exhibition: August 18 – October 7, 2017
Opening Reception: August 19, 5 – 8 pm
Artist Talk: August 23, 7 pm
Inspired by the 1973 poem: Limbé by Léon-Gontran Damas, French Guianese creative Mirtho Linguet presents a visually impactful series of images.
“Give me back my black dolls
so they dispelthe eternal image
the hallucinatory image
of stacked large assed puppets
whose miserable mercy
the wind carries to the nose”.
by Léon-Gontran Damas
In the Black Dolls series, Mirtho Linguet manifests scenarios in a form of question to visualize the lived experiences of those so called non-white people all over the world and in, French Guiana, who live under the basic universal situation known as Racism, which is the System of White Supremacy. These pictures question all of us: what is Racism? And how does it work?
Black Dolls Project is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and The French Embassy of United States.