CISLANDERUS

CISLANDERUS

This exhibition focuses on the legacy of the descendants of Canary Islanders in Lousiana, a unique Spanish community in the United States.

Photographer Aníbal Martel and researcher Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez are the Canarian co-creators of CISLANDERUS, a four-year long cultural and artistic project dedicated to the Canary Islanders community in Louisiana, the living legacy of the 18-Century Canarian immigration to New Orleans. Through over one hundred interviews and an unprecedented photographic archive, their work aims to make visible a forgotten chapter of our Spanish-American history.

With an eminently interdisciplinary focus grounded in a combination of cultural and insular studies, documentary photography, and anthropology, this exhibition —just a part of the total project— shows the faces and lives of a community on the verge of disappearance. This photographic corpus showcases a body of work that informs the entangle nature of affects and objectivity, as well as the different ways to connect history and presence.

  • Heritage
  • New Orleans
  • Thu, Dec 20, 2018 —
    Sun, Jun 02, 2019

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The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
800-568-6968

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Louisiana State Museum

Credits

Presented by the Louisiana State Museum in collaboration with Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Friends of the Cabildo. Image by Aníbal Martel

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