Back in January 2020, the Houston-born artist Tomashi Jackson traveled to Long Island’s East End to interview people in communities of color. She had in-depth conversations with members of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, and unearthed a great deal of unexpected information. Talks with a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation were especially revelatory, and Jackson discovered that the exorbitantly expensive land of Long Island held a history of violence and appropriation. Jackson’s resulting multimedia work “The Land Claim”—which includes paintings, photography, sound, and archival materials—brings a little known story to light. —E.C.
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