Space_31's 'Diaspora, Ma Homey' Explores Immigrant Identity

 - Nov 7, 2018
References: space-31 & highsnobiety
The 'Diaspora, Ma Homey' is a venture into the often ambiguous perception of immigrant identity. The exhibit is curated by Nhu Duong and Sung Tieu and is a striking multimedia presentation that takes cues from fashion, music and other art forms.

The project is an eclectic exploration of immigrant identity. The general project is dubbed 'TROI OI' and through it, the creatives "examine their cultural heritage as Vietnamese immigrants living in the West."

As the West is a very dominant framework in contemporary societies, it is endlessly interesting of the way newcomers adapt and engage with their surroundings. The topic is incredibly relevant, as it helps guide immigrants into a new cultural narrative while preserving their traditions and relating them to those outside of the culture.