Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to join Chilean Jewish poet Marjorie Agosín and Chilean Jewish photographer Samuel Shats for refreshments at a reception for their multimedia exhibit, “Braided Memories,” Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library’s first-floor art gallery.
Through this exhibit, Agosín and Shats strive to create unity by joining the experiences of immigrants, whether they arrived last century or last year. Additionally, “On the Threshold of Oblivion: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors in Chile,” a collection of photographs by Shats, will be displayed on the library’s second floor.
“Braided Memories” mirrors the hopes and sorrows of the globe’s migrants in their search for new homes and changing visions of the future. As word and image strengthen each other in striking and inimitable ways, this unique, multimedia experience captures the nuance and intensity of today’s most pressing humanitarian crisis through its expressions of resilience and celebration of unity.
This exhibit and event are a collaboration between the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and Kelvin Smith Library.