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New solo exhibition by artist Gherdai Hassel set to open

Ancestry, cultural identity, memory and time are the focus of a new art exhibition opening at the National Museum of Bermuda this month.

On Wednesday, the museum will host a virtual opening for the exhibit Traces and Pastimes by Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell. It will open physically on Thursday.

The show, part of the museum’s year-long community education programme Tracing Our Roots/Routes, includes large-scale digital collages and a biodegradable sculpture.

Ms Hassell said: “The installation is a trace of who, why, what and where we have been.

“We are all interconnected. The present connects the future and the past.

“Here, now (the present), is a reflection of home and family, and a space to explore layers of identity, collective experience and meaning.”

Ms Hassell lives and works between Manchester, the UK and Hangzhou China.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013 and is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the China Academy of Art.

The Tracing Our Roots/Routes programme is free for all and includes online presentations, workshops and resources.

Local and international experts share information with participants about researching and documenting personal family stories.

The virtual Traces and Pastimes opening is available via Zoom. To register, visit: https://nmb.bm/whats-on/

The in-person exhibition will be open from Thursday, July 15.

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Published July 09, 2021 at 7:51 am (Updated July 09, 2021 at 7:51 am)

New solo exhibition by artist Gherdai Hassel set to open

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