Constellation

  • María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Constellation, 2004, instant color prints, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2004, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2013.23A-P

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Campos-Pons’s braided and dreadlocked hair, which meanders across the multipaneled composition, takes the shape of a spiral constellation, or a nest, the temporary home of migrating birds. She created this work, which merges elements of photography, painting, and performance, to explore the parallels between her migration from Cuba and the displacement of Africans during slavery. Each photograph can be read as a dreamy landscape or a lyrical trace of diasporic memories.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

 

 

 

Title
Constellation
Artist
Date
2004
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
each print: 24 x 20 in. (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
instant color prints
Classifications
Highlights
Object Number
2013.23A-P
Palette
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