This Mother’s Day invite Mum to a charitable exhibition “We are like air” by Xyza Cruz Bacani
The exhibition showcases a raw and insightful look into migration and motherhood through a series of thought-provoking photographs from her renowned book We Are Like Air. The exhibition will be open on the 13th and 14th of May, with a Grand Opening party on Friday the 12th May from 6-9 pm.
Xyza Cruz Bacani is a highly awarded multidisciplinary artist and recent graduate from New York University. A second-generation Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) in Hong Kong for almost a decade, she is widely known for her black-and-white photographs of Hong Kong, which focus on themes of migration, motherhood and social practice. Xyza’s mother, Georgia, left her family in the Philippines to find economic mobility abroad when she was eight. Xyza always had an eye for art and photography but could never afford a camera. Her former employer gave her an advance on her salary so she would purchase a camera and supported her passion for photography, which led to breaking the cycle of migration in 2014. Since then, Xyza has held exhibitions worldwide, especially in Hong Kong and published her collection of work in a book, We Are Like Air. Symbolising that MDWs are invisible but essential, the book celebrates migrant workers and portrays the experience of millions of mothers, daughters and families whose lives have been disrupted by migration.
Catherine Gurtin, CEO of PathFinders, commented, “We Are Like Air pays tribute to the unconditional and sacrificial love of MDW mothers – and the courage of the children they leave behind, who grow up without their mothers by their side. It has been 50 years since MDWs entered our homes in Hong Kong, making significant contributions to countless families across our city. We hope this exhibition will inspire a greater sense of gratitude, appreciation and care for this often invisible workforce.”
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