Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston

November 18, 2017 through July 15, 2018
1st Floor Merle-Smith Gallery West
An exhibition curated by GSWS Acting Director Deborah Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor.

In late spring of 2010, the “Tivoli Incursion,” a stand-off between security forces and a local gang leader wanted for extradition by the United States government on the island of Jamaica, resulted in the death of at least 75 civilians. This new exhibition—part art installation, part memorial, and part call to action—sheds light on these events through compelling video and audio footage featuring first-hand accounts of people directly impacted by the violence. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn (AV Productions) and Deanne M. Bell (University of East London).

November 18, 2017 through July 15, 2018