PUBLIC ART EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES
Throughout CCCADI’s history, we have acted as an incubator and springboard for new artistic and intellectual brilliance. For example, we spearheaded “Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain” which amassed more than 100 works into an exhibition that was simultaneously on-view at CCCADI, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The landmark exhibition became a model for institutional collaboration. We’ve also presented transcendent talent such as Celia Cruz, Amiri Baraka, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, the Mardi Gras Indians and Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador, among others.
Currently, CCCADI showcases the creative genius of traditional and contemporary Diaspora culture through the following arts exhibitions, festivals and performances:
Our upcoming exhibition Liminal Space brings together artists of Guyanese heritage, who via photography, painting, sculpture, installation, video, textile, and mixed-media, bear witness to what drives one from their homeland as well as what keeps one psychically tethered to it.
Mi Querido Barrio, an augmented reality project and mobile app employing artists and local youth to landmark East Harlem’s rich history and cultural legacy.
CCCADI-Lincoln Center-Out-of-Doors Festival partnership (“Heritage Sunday”) is an annual dynamic program featuring music and dance performances from around the world.
The Loiza Festival partnership - in collaboration with Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza Inc. celebrates Afro-Puerto Rican culture in East Harlem.