Tarrah Krajnak @ Filter Space

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Tarrah Krajnak: El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan
October 9 – November 21

Closing Reception: November 21 | 5 – 9 PM (Online Artist Talk at 6 PM)

“Named after a Jorge Luis Borges story by the same title, El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan explores the artist’s process of tracing her origins amidst contradictory familial narratives. Indigenous to Peru and orphaned as an infant, Krajnak was adopted into a working-class transracial family from the American coal country and raised as a twin to an African American brother. This early experience of racial difference established an ongoing preoccupation with orphanhood, ancestral exile, origins, and the way these constructs are written on the body and in the archive. In this series, the artist sets out not to recover some stable authentic identity hidden by the circumstances of her birth and adoption, but rather to build a psychic history, to imagine lineages, to invent mothers, and to resurrect ancestors in an effort to understand her place within the larger political, social, and historical narratives of her birthplace–Lima, Peru circa 1979.”

Filter Space
1821 W. Hubbard St.
Suite 207

Also published on Medium.

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