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Living Ancestors: A tribute in portraits and stories to the world’s oldest woman and other Caribbean centenarian women

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1 April – 31 July 2009 in London

The exhibition
This is an exhibition of portraits of women over the age of 100 from the island of Dominica, including the world’s oldest woman Ma Pampo who was 126 years old when she was drawn. Accompanying the portraits are stories recorded by the artist, as she and the women elders got to know one another during the drawing process.

The exhibition builds a bridge for the viewer between the ten women portrayed, and their mothers and grandmothers, who were enslaved and whose stories were never recorded. Living Ancestors is an acknowledgement and celebration of an enduring female lineage of resilience and resistance.

Artist and feminist activist Gabrielle Le Roux creates travelling exhibitions of portraits and stories which raise awareness about social issues and pay tribute to people whose social contribution goes unrecognised because of their gender, race, class or sexual orientation.

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5 Comments

  1. That's art with a purpose. I'm going to keep that idea in mind for the future.

    By the way Adrianne, claim your Lemonade Award on MartyBLOGs today. Have a good one.

  2. Thanks Marty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. After Black is Beautiful exhibition in Amsterdam, this one seems to be a must to see.
    I'll post an article on article in Arts & Talents website. I may to the train from Paris to visit it.

  4. I hope you do get to take the chunnel to this exhibit! I treasure my book from the Black is Beautiful exhibit.

  5. I hope you do get to take the chunnel to this exhibit! I treasure my book from the Black is Beautiful exhibit.

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