Opening Reception for Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Halsey Institute celebrates the opening of the solo exhibition of Jennifer Wen Ma’s site-specific installation, Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light! with a reception May 16. Ma will perform a ritual honoring spirituality and the passage of life and death. A host of religions have played important roles in Charleston’s history. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and African spirituality have all been great sources of strength and support for the people of Charleston, but they have also been pacifying forces against change. In the Garden where the Flower Portal presides between the Dark and the Light, religious rites are channeled in guiding the people through this most important passage from life to death.