CISLANDERUS photo by Anibal Martel
The Cabildo
Greater New Orleans
New Orleans
Event Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Join us at 5:30pm for the opening of CISLANDERUS: Canary Islanders of the United States, a photographic exhibition. Photographer Aníbal Martel and researcher Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez are the co-creators of CISLANDERUS, a four-year cultural and artistic project dedicated to the Canary Islanders community in Louisiana. Through more than one hundred interviews and an unprecedented photographic archive, their work aims to make visible a forgotten chapter of our Spanish-American history.

With an interdisciplinary focus grounded in cultural and insular studies, documentary photography, and anthropology, this exhibition shows the faces and lives of a community on the verge of disappearance. The photographic corpus showcases a body of work that show the entangled nature of affect and objectivity, as well as the different ways to connect history and presence.

This exhibition was produced by Casa de Colón and Cabildo de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria) and co-sponsored by Louisiana State Museum, Friends of the Cabildo, and St. Bernard Parish.