Gallery AWA has curated artistic series that are aligned with its mission to exhibit art, ideas and other forms of creative expression on socially-relevant topics. Each series continues to expand.
The Invisible Series
The Invisible Series presents the inextricable relation between life and visibility. Through an examination of invisibility as it exists socially, physically, and imaginatively, the series emphasizes the danger that lies in the invisibility of prejudices which prevent us from equitably seeing all; it invites a consideration of visibility as a human right and social invisibility as an enabler of dehumanization. The Phantom Wall: The Pervasive Politics of Prejudice, The Cats of Chimbai, and the Art of the Displaced will be upcoming exhibitions featured in this series.
The Lumiere Series
The Lumiere Series examines and affirms the human condition through the prism of light. This series has already included The Briye Fam Ayisyen* and Sacred Luminosity exhibitions which respectively celebrate the radiance in femininity. The shows were accompanied by a collection of events that included hypnagogic meditation, lectures on divine tradition, and Zimbabwean Shona Mbira music.
*Glow of the Haitian Women
Sugar and Suffering Series
The Sugar and Suffering series brings to light the historical persistence of human slavery and vitality in human perseverance through a visual narrative of modern day sugarcane plantations in Haiti. The Art of the Batey* exhibition was accompanied by a series of talks and film screenings that juxtaposed sugar’s sweetness against the political and social implications for those enslaved by the economy of this seductive global commodity.
*Batey is a modern day slave plantation where Haitian sugar workers are imprisoned
Light in Architecture Series
The “Light in Architecture” film series focuses on short films and documentaries that revolve around architecture, society and how lighting helps define both.
Light and Healing Series
The Light and Healing Series has featured live music, meditation, screenings, and lectures that focused on the interconnectedness of light and spiritual health; a collective celebration and exploration of human consciousness in its many dimensions.