Social Calendar Events in and about the Caribbean arts and culture scene.

2017
Thu 27

Exhibition | One month after being known in that island

One month after being known in that island reflects the practices of eleven contemporary artists working within and from the Caribbean region. The title comes from a line in the ninth article of the Treaty of Basel 1795. Separated from the context of the document, this phrase works as an allegorically charged artifact.

One month after being known in that island reflects the practices of eleven contemporary artists working within and from the Caribbean region. The title comes from a line in the ninth article of the Treaty of Basel 1795. Separated from the context of the document, this phrase works as an allegorically charged artifact.

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Sat 17

Exhibition | Fire & Indigo

In his Fire & Indigo series, Puerto Rican born Gerardo Castro tells stories through burnings on paper. Castro’s art work is drenched with powerful narratives – supernatural forces influenced by Afro-Cuban religions and spirituality with work that enables a connection to history and a courageous confrontation of meaning and myth, ethnicity and gender. His series Fire & Indigo connects […]

In his Fire & Indigo series, Puerto Rican born Gerardo Castro tells stories through burnings on paper. Castro’s art work is drenched with powerful narratives – supernatural forces influenced by Afro-Cuban religions and spirituality with work that enables a connection to history and a courageous confrontation of meaning and myth, ethnicity and gender. His series Fire & Indigo connects the spiritual practices of using fire as the element that initiates the mark on paper with the social, political and cultural implications and indigo harvesting which manifested during the slave trade, American Revolution and colonization.

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Sat 12

Exhibition | Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York

Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, is the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Best known for its cultural empowerment and political activism, the organization commonly known as ‘The Puerto Rican Workshop,’ which began as a printmaking studio, produced and circulated hundreds […]

Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, is the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Best known for its cultural empowerment and political activism, the organization commonly known as ‘The Puerto Rican Workshop,’ which began as a printmaking studio, produced and circulated hundreds of prints by artists. The prints, produced mainly in the 1970s, centered on issues of Puerto Rican independence, workers’ rights, and anti-imperialism both locally and in the Caribbean and Latin America, issues that remain relevant today.

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Tue 20

Talk | ALT(ering) + SHIFT(ing) + Comm(uning) with Maya Juracán

ALT + SHIFT + COMM hosts curator Maya Juracán for a conversation on decolonial and feminist practices in Guatemala and networks of regional collaboration in Central America.Watch it live here: https://youtu.be/gwJA-496jVU

ALT + SHIFT + COMM hosts curator Maya Juracán for a conversation on decolonial and feminist practices in Guatemala and networks of regional collaboration in Central America.
Watch it live here: https://youtu.be/gwJA-496jVU

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Sat 24

Festival | COCO Dance Festival

As a world, we’ve had so many stranger-than-fiction moments in just a few months – an unknown (alien) virus; the worldwide struggle against the alienating scourge of systemic racism; a future that feels alien and unknown to us, and, given the recent increase in media attention to extra-terrestrial theories, we can’t rule out a near […]

As a world, we’ve had so many stranger-than-fiction moments in just a few months – an unknown (alien) virus; the worldwide struggle against the alienating scourge of systemic racism; a future that feels alien and unknown to us, and, given the recent increase in media attention to extra-terrestrial theories, we can’t rule out a near future that includes visitors from another part of the universe. So it’s with a new sense of resilience, inventiveness and bravery that we step into COCO Dance Festival 2020 with an overarching festival theme: “ALIEN” – in all its forms. Including choreographers from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica.
Watch the festival here: https://www.facebook.com/wack901fmTT

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Sat 26

Exhibition | Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon

Early Christian texts describe acedia as a demon that besieges the soul at noon, when the day listlessly drags and delirious visions momentarily reign in the blinding light. The Menil Collection presents a major exhibition of seven sculptural works by the artists Allora & Calzadilla which revolve around this concept, serving as a manifestation of […]

Early Christian texts describe acedia as a demon that besieges the soul at noon, when the day listlessly drags and delirious visions momentarily reign in the blinding light. The Menil Collection presents a major exhibition of seven sculptural works by the artists Allora & Calzadilla which revolve around this concept, serving as a manifestation of noon’s hold over humankind and as a metaphor for the uncertainties defining our time.

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Fri 11

Exhibition | Ebony G. Patterson: …when the cuts erupt…the garden rings…and the warning is a wailing…

“Beauty, for me, is a tool of seduction — a trap,” says Patterson, the Kingston- and Chicago-based Jamaican artist, whose immersive garden installation for the CAM serves as a “post-colonial” symbol of a past never buried and barely visible, grown from a complex entanglement of race, gender, class, and violence.

“Beauty, for me, is a tool of seduction — a trap,” says Patterson, the Kingston- and Chicago-based Jamaican artist, whose immersive garden installation for the CAM serves as a “post-colonial” symbol of a past never buried and barely visible, grown from a complex entanglement of race, gender, class, and violence.

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Fri 11

Exhibition | Joiri Minaya: Divergences

Kemper Museum presents Divergences, a commissioned installation by New York-based Black Latinx artist Joiri Minaya, for the the fifth annual Atrium Project. Within her photographic collages of female figures and historic local sites, Minaya camouflages these idealized subjects of landscape and the female body to investigate constructions of identity, diverse cultural social spaces, and hierarchies as a […]

Kemper Museum presents Divergences, a commissioned installation by New York-based Black Latinx artist Joiri Minaya, for the the fifth annual Atrium Project. Within her photographic collages of female figures and historic local sites, Minaya camouflages these idealized subjects of landscape and the female body to investigate constructions of identity, diverse cultural social spaces, and hierarchies as a means to reclaim agency and visibility.

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Thu 24

Exhibition | Akeem Smith: No Gyal Can Test

The first major solo show for Akeem Smith, the Jamaican-born, New York-based stylist and creative director, celebrates Kingston’s dancehall community via a complex exploration into spectral coloniality, diaspora, and the voyeurism resulting from transposing personal artifacts across cultural, economic, and temporal divides. Smith collaborated with sculptor Jessi Reaves to create custom mannequins, British fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner to design […]

The first major solo show for Akeem Smith, the Jamaican-born, New York-based stylist and creative director, celebrates Kingston’s dancehall community via a complex exploration into spectral coloniality, diaspora, and the voyeurism resulting from transposing personal artifacts across cultural, economic, and temporal divides. Smith collaborated with sculptor Jessi Reaves to create custom mannequins, British fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner to design Red Bull Arts gallery attendant uniforms, and musicians Total FreedomPhysical TherapyAlex Somers, and dancehall icon Bounty Killer with historian Carolyn Cooper, to create original scores and audio works featured throughout the presentation.

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Thu 30

Exhibition | Minia Biabiany | J'ai tué le papillon dans mon oreille

The exhibition approaches the issue of ecology from a non- Western, and more specifically Caribbean, perspective. Thanks to its poetic, ephemeral form, the artist’s work forces us to take a closer look at previously ignored aspects of French colonial history, which is perpetuated through pernicious acts of covert violence.

The exhibition approaches the issue of ecology from a non- Western, and more specifically Caribbean, perspective. Thanks to its poetic, ephemeral form, the artist’s work forces us to take a closer look at previously ignored aspects of French colonial history, which is perpetuated through pernicious acts of covert violence.

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Mon 25

Exhibition | t,x,y,z

Presenting the work of contemporary Latin American sculptors Verónica Vázquez, Pablo Rasgado, Artur Lescher and Túlio Pinto in the Miami Design District.

Presenting the work of contemporary Latin American sculptors Verónica Vázquez, Pablo Rasgado, Artur Lescher and Túlio Pinto in the Miami Design District.

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Sat 16

Exhibition | Frank Walter

The work of the native Antiguan and Barbudan artist Frank Walter (1926–2009) encompasses numerous paintings, drawings, sculptures and writings, on view for the first time at this institution. The works are in dialog to numerous other artists.

The work of the native Antiguan and Barbudan artist Frank Walter (1926–2009) encompasses numerous paintings, drawings, sculptures and writings, on view for the first time at this institution. The works are in dialog to numerous other artists.

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Fri 13

Exhibition | Lucia Hierro | Vecinos / Neighbors

The debut solo show in Miami for the New York-based Dominican American artist, Lucia Hierro explores the symbiotic relationship between personal narrative and larger economic structures via diverse disciplines, including digital media and soft sculptures of household, albeit politically fraught, objects.

The debut solo show in Miami for the New York-based Dominican American artist, Lucia Hierro explores the symbiotic relationship between personal narrative and larger economic structures via diverse disciplines, including digital media and soft sculptures of household, albeit politically fraught, objects.

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Sat 09

Artist Talk : Joiri Minaya

Joiri Minaya will be in conversation with writer and cultural critic Elena Gross and the event is organized in partnership with Smack Mellon! To sign up click here.

Joiri Minaya will be in conversation with writer and cultural critic Elena Gross and the event is organized in partnership with Smack Mellon!

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Thu 20

Exhibition | Island of Women: Life at Home during our Maritime Years

The exhibition examines the vital role women played in the development of Caymanian society from the 1800s through to the mid-20th century, as interpreted through the work of twenty-eight Cayman-based artists. Inspired by oral histories, handed-down stories, and archival material, the featured artists consider this contribution through variousness lenses and as keepers of communal memories

The exhibition examines the vital role women played in the development of Caymanian society from the 1800s through to the mid-20th century, as interpreted through the work of twenty-eight Cayman-based artists. Inspired by oral histories, handed-down stories, and archival material, the featured artists consider this contribution through variousness lenses and as keepers of communal memories

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Fri 06

Exhibition | Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies

The exhibition will include photographs, prints, collage, and objects that are informed by a line of thought set adrift in Saint Augustine. The artist will give a walkthrough of the exhibition on Friday, March 6 at 5pm, followed by an opening reception until 8pm. Adler Guerrier, born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, lives and works in Miami, […]

The exhibition will include photographs, prints, collage, and objects that are informed by a line of thought set adrift in Saint Augustine. The artist will give a walkthrough of the exhibition on Friday, March 6 at 5pm, followed by an opening reception until 8pm. Adler Guerrier, born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, lives and works in Miami, Florida.

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Sat 07

Exhibition | Katrina Coombs: Iyami Aje

Katrina Coombs works are inspired and guided by a quest to deepen the spiritual, emotional and psychological understanding of the numerous conflicting roles that have been attributed to women in contemporary society, especially by those who are closest to us. Through the use of fibrous material, her works explore the impact and intrusion of the […]

Katrina Coombs works are inspired and guided by a quest to deepen the spiritual, emotional and psychological understanding of the numerous conflicting roles that have been attributed to women in contemporary society, especially by those who are closest to us. Through the use of fibrous material, her works explore the impact and intrusion of the ‘Other’.

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Tue 18

Exhibition | Fanny Sanín: New York the Critical Decade, 1971- 1981

The exhibition explores the artist’s evolving practice of geometric abstraction during her first decade living and working in New York City after a successful career in Colombia, London and Monterrey, Mexico. The exhibition was curated by Edward Chang, Megan Kincaid, and Anastassia Perfilieva. The exhibition will be accompanied by a monograph: Fanny Samin: The Concrete Language of […]

The exhibition explores the artist’s evolving practice of geometric abstraction during her first decade living and working in New York City after a successful career in Colombia, London and Monterrey, Mexico. The exhibition was curated by Edward Chang, Megan Kincaid, and Anastassia Perfilieva. The exhibition will be accompanied by a monograph: Fanny Samin: The Concrete Language of Color and Structure.

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Thu 06

Exhibition | Listening to the Echos of the South Atlantic

Listening to the Echoes of the South Atlantic is an interdisciplinary exhibition that features the work of Cássio Bomfim, Jeannette Ehlers, Anita Ekman, Satch Hoyt, William Kentridge, Neo Muyanga, Camille Norment, Dawit L. Petros, and Nyugen E. Smith. The videos, sound-based sculptures, installations, and performances are all connected to the entangled histories of the South Atlantic. Live performances […]

Listening to the Echoes of the South Atlantic is an interdisciplinary exhibition that features the work of Cássio Bomfim, Jeannette Ehlers, Anita Ekman, Satch Hoyt, William Kentridge, Neo Muyanga, Camille Norment, Dawit L. Petros, and Nyugen E. Smith. The videos, sound-based sculptures, installations, and performances are all connected to the entangled histories of the South Atlantic. Live performances will take place throughout the exhibition period, on March 27, 2020 and April 4.

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Fri 06

Festival | Miami Film Festival

The Miami Film Festival is a platform for International and Ibero-American films. During its 37th edition, the festival will present more than 125 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres, from 30 different countries, showcasing the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse cosmopolitan community of Miami. The […]

The Miami Film Festival is a platform for International and Ibero-American films. During its 37th edition, the festival will present more than 125 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres, from 30 different countries, showcasing the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse cosmopolitan community of Miami. The program is online.

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Thu 12

Tour | Zilia Sanchez: Soy Isla

A private guided tour of Zilia Sánchez’s exhibition “Soy Isla” with curator Susanna V. Temkin will take place on March 12, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

A private guided tour of Zilia Sánchez’s exhibition “Soy Isla” with curator Susanna V. Temkin will take place on March 12, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

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Wed 20

Exhibition | Zilia Sanchez: Soy Isla

The exhibition is the first museum retrospective of Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan) and features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present.

The exhibition is the first museum retrospective of Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan) and features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present.

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Thu 05

Workshop: Living Histories of Art from Latin America: A Workshop with Gerardo Mosquera

Cuban curator, art historian, and critic Gerardo Mosquera will facilitate a conversation about historiographical developments in the field. The workshop coincides with the 50th Annual Sessions of the the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art.

Cuban curator, art historian, and critic Gerardo Mosquera will facilitate a conversation about historiographical developments in the field. The workshop coincides with the 50th Annual Sessions of the the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art.

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Thu 30

Exhibition: Migrations and Meaning(s) in Art

The exhibition is curated by Deborah Willis, the group exhibition features a diverse range of local, national and international visual artists, and explores debates on the topic of migration from historical references such as slavery and emancipation; the Great Migration; and virtual communities from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. A panel will […]

The exhibition is curated by Deborah Willis, the group exhibition features a diverse range of local, national and international visual artists, and explores debates on the topic of migration from historical references such as slavery and emancipation; the Great Migration; and virtual communities from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. A panel will take place March 9, coinciding with the exhibition.

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Thu 09

Exhibition: Visoinary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

The group exhibition investigates how artists experiment with ways to mitigate the violence of the colonial archive and invite us to think about the role of art in envisioning and making social change. Starting point for the exhibition was José Antonio Aponte’s lost ‘Book of Paintings’. The exhibition is curated by Edouard Duval Carrié and […]

The group exhibition investigates how artists experiment with ways to mitigate the violence of the colonial archive and invite us to think about the role of art in envisioning and making social change. Starting point for the exhibition was José Antonio Aponte’s lost ‘Book of Paintings’. The exhibition is curated by Edouard Duval Carrié and María Magdalena Campos-Pons.

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Wed 26

Exhibition: José Parlá: It’s Yours

The Cuban-American artist José Parlá will have his New York institutional debut at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. This exhibition is organized by guest curator Manon Slome and will showcase a series of new large-scale paintings. 

The Cuban-American artist José Parlá will have his New York institutional debut at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. This exhibition is organized by guest curator Manon Slome and will showcase a series of new large-scale paintings. 

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Fri 17

Exhibition: Volume: Frederico Herrero

The show highlights new works by Herrero. His work is characterised through his examination of how color, shapes and signs define the urban environment. Herrero sees paintings everywhere, from street curbs and traffic signs to the painted trees and stones.

The show highlights new works by Herrero. His work is characterised through his examination of how color, shapes and signs define the urban environment. Herrero sees paintings everywhere, from street curbs and traffic signs to the painted trees and stones.

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Sat 18

Exhibition: WELCOME TO VIOLENCE(S)

The group show will include works by Philippe Alexandre, Robert Charlotte, Bruno Creuzet, Nicolas Derné, Arthur Francietta, Norville Guirouard-Aizée, Louisa Marajo, Sébastien Mehal, Jérémie Priam, and Yoan Sorin.

The group show will include works by Philippe Alexandre, Robert Charlotte, Bruno Creuzet, Nicolas Derné, Arthur Francietta, Norville Guirouard-Aizée, Louisa Marajo, Sébastien Mehal, Jérémie Priam, and Yoan Sorin.

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Wed 19

Talk: CHARLA – ¿Casa Quién?: Arte contemporáneo desde el Caribe

Teoretica is hosting a talk with Amy Hussein, a founder of Casa Quién. Casa Quién is a gallery and space of artistic production, managed by artists. Its focus is to serve as a platform for support, promotion and dissemination of emerging artistic production developed in the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America. Since its […]

Teoretica is hosting a talk with Amy Hussein, a founder of Casa Quién. Casa Quién is a gallery and space of artistic production, managed by artists. Its focus is to serve as a platform for support, promotion and dissemination of emerging artistic production developed in the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America. Since its opening in December 2014, the space has become a stage for dialogue opening new critical possibilities for the public. The talk is free of charge.

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Sat 15

Exhibition: Entre 2 Mondes

As part of the residency of Arouman and Massala, both artists will be present at the show. With the show various workshops will take place, some requiring registration. Visit their website to find out more information.

As part of the residency of Arouman and Massala, both artists will be present at the show. With the show various workshops will take place, some requiring registration. Visit their website to find out more information.

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Thu 06

event: pin-up #45 Helen Ceballos and Félix Rodríquez

Part of the collaboration between Beta Local and the Puerto Rico Artist Initiative, Helen Ceballos and Felix Rodriguez share their work processes and take part in an open discussion with the audience. The event starts at 6 pm.

Part of the collaboration between Beta Local and the Puerto Rico Artist Initiative, Helen Ceballos and Felix Rodriguez share their work processes and take part in an open discussion with the audience. The event starts at 6 pm.

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Wed 01

Exhibition | Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean

Exploring the artistic exchange around the rim of the Caribbean Sea before the sixteenth century between the Taíno civilizations of the Antilles archipelago and their powerful peers on the continental mainland. Works are drawn largely from the MET collection. Gallery talks will take place on January 17, and February 14 in the exhibition. 

Exploring the artistic exchange around the rim of the Caribbean Sea before the sixteenth century between the Taíno civilizations of the Antilles archipelago and their powerful peers on the continental mainland. Works are drawn largely from the MET collection. Gallery talks will take place on January 17, and February 14 in the exhibition. 

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Wed 13

Exhibition | I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America

The exhibition examines the Surrealism Movement in Latin America. With dreams, psychoanalysis, automatism, and chance being among the methods the Surrealists used to tap into the subconscious and stimulate the imagination. The exhibition focuses on its translation from Europe to Latin and South America. It features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto […]

The exhibition examines the Surrealism Movement in Latin America. With dreams, psychoanalysis, automatism, and chance being among the methods the Surrealists used to tap into the subconscious and stimulate the imagination. The exhibition focuses on its translation from Europe to Latin and South America. It features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Wolfgang Paalen, Amelia Peláez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Xul Solar, Remedios Varo and more. 

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Thu 24

Exhibition | Carlos Estévez, Cities of the Mind

Featuring nine large-format paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans, the show is inspired by the Havana of Estévez’s youth.  His abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created personal maps of the human mind influenced by ancient cartography.

Featuring nine large-format paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans, the show is inspired by the Havana of Estévez’s youth.  His abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created personal maps of the human mind influenced by ancient cartography.

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Thu 24

Exhibition | Fortuna. Diálogos: extracción, economía y cultura

A group exhibition featuring works from the arts, culture and the sciences which highlight the various relationships and histories of miners within a Colombian context. The show is curated by Oscar Roldán-Alzate.

A group exhibition featuring works from the arts, culture and the sciences which highlight the various relationships and histories of miners within a Colombian context. The show is curated by Oscar Roldán-Alzate.

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Thu 19

Exhibition | Refuge

After an open call to the creative community of the Bahamas, the NGAB acknowledges the dawning of a new chapter in its country’s history after the passage of Hurricane Dorian. “Refuge” began as an Open Call to all artists of  the Bahamas to think about this moment, this tragedy, and use it as therapy or […]

After an open call to the creative community of the Bahamas, the NGAB acknowledges the dawning of a new chapter in its country’s history after the passage of Hurricane Dorian. “Refuge” began as an Open Call to all artists of  the Bahamas to think about this moment, this tragedy, and use it as therapy or an opportunity to reflect on how we pull ourselves and bring the pieces back together. 

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Sun 15

Exhibition | Pascale Marthine Tayou | Black Forest

Is the first exhibition in the Caribbean by Pascale Marthine Tayou, curated by Jérôme Sans. Black Forest is seen as a crossing to unknown and open territories. It deploys the vocabulary of the multiple and deliberately mobile writings of the artist, suspended between the idea of the dream of everyday, and the need to hybridize […]

Is the first exhibition in the Caribbean by Pascale Marthine Tayou, curated by Jérôme Sans. Black Forest is seen as a crossing to unknown and open territories. It deploys the vocabulary of the multiple and deliberately mobile writings of the artist, suspended between the idea of the dream of everyday, and the need to hybridize situations, human particularities, and geographies. Numerous works of Tyaou are on view. 

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Thu 14

Exhibition| Inter/Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City

The exhibition celebrates the emergence of the “Creole City” as a local, regional and global phenomenon, while exploring social justice and issues of race. Curated by Sanjit Sethi and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, the exhibition provides a lens through which communities  can begin to better understand themselves, their diversities and their unlimited possibilities. The show includes the […]

The exhibition celebrates the emergence of the “Creole City” as a local, regional and global phenomenon, while exploring social justice and issues of race. Curated by Sanjit Sethi and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, the exhibition provides a lens through which communities  can begin to better understand themselves, their diversities and their unlimited possibilities. The show includes the works of 25 Miami- affiliated artists and is accompanied by a performance and public program. 

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Fri 08

Exhibition | Afro Syncretic

Curated by Yelaine Rodriguez, with support from the Latinx Project, this exhibition explores the current turn to Afro-traditions and syncretic religions among Afro-Latinx Diasporic communities, and how this turn is explored in the works of eight interdisciplinary mixed-media artists. These artists are shaping new responses that anchor diasporic ancestral narratives and history, while speaking to […]

Curated by Yelaine Rodriguez, with support from the Latinx Project, this exhibition explores the current turn to Afro-traditions and syncretic religions among Afro-Latinx Diasporic communities, and how this turn is explored in the works of eight interdisciplinary mixed-media artists. These artists are shaping new responses that anchor diasporic ancestral narratives and history, while speaking to current political and social issues

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Wed 30

Exhibition | An Emphasis on Resistance: 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition

Showcasing newly commissioned works, the artists: Susana Pilar Delahante, María José Machado, Claudia Martínez Garay, and Oscar Abraham Pabón, Leyla Cárdenas, Ana Linnemann, Yucef Merhi, and Nicolas Paris and Cecilia Vicuña. The collaboration between CIFO and El Museo del Barrio aims to consider the act of resistance in both Latin America and in its diaspora, […]

Showcasing newly commissioned works, the artists: Susana Pilar Delahante, María José Machado, Claudia Martínez Garay, and Oscar Abraham Pabón, Leyla Cárdenas, Ana Linnemann, Yucef Merhi, and Nicolas Paris and Cecilia Vicuña. The collaboration between CIFO and El Museo del Barrio aims to consider the act of resistance in both Latin America and in its diaspora, and create a platform for Latinx and Latin American art.

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Thu 19

Exhibition | Siempre contemporáneo [Always contemporary]

The exhibition aims to highlight works which contribute and contributed to the visual arts scene in the Caribbean and beyond. Centrepiece of the exhibition is Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s painting ‘La naturaleza simper enmarca a lo salvaje’ and includes work of other Caribbean painters such as Olga Albizu, Zilia Sánchez, and Myrna Báez. 

The exhibition aims to highlight works which contribute and contributed to the visual arts scene in the Caribbean and beyond. Centrepiece of the exhibition is Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s painting ‘La naturaleza simper enmarca a lo salvaje’ and includes work of other Caribbean painters such as Olga Albizu, Zilia Sánchez, and Myrna Báez. 

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Fri 29

Exhibition | The Repeating Island / Contemporary Art of the Caribbean

Curated by Roxana M. Bermejo, the exhibition examines particular artistic practices in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The group exhibitions demonstrates various artistic position highlighting the rich and diverse cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean Islands. 

Curated by Roxana M. Bermejo, the exhibition examines particular artistic practices in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The group exhibitions demonstrates various artistic position highlighting the rich and diverse cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean Islands. 

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Sat 31

Exhibition | Embody

This group exhibition features 10 contemporary artists of Diaspora, including Didier William (Haitian, based in Philadelphia), Firelei Báez (Dominican, based in New York), and David Shrobe (American, based in New York), who use collage concepts and methods to construct identity through a wide range of representations of the body. 

This group exhibition features 10 contemporary artists of Diaspora, including Didier William (Haitian, based in Philadelphia), Firelei Báez (Dominican, based in New York), and David Shrobe (American, based in New York), who use collage concepts and methods to construct identity through a wide range of representations of the body. 

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Wed 15

Exhibition | One Never Remembers Alone: Visual Transmission of Kinship and Memory

An exhibition and public program series examining the ways in which memory can be transmitted across generations, temporally and spatially. Featuring artists Amal Amer, Beatriz Cortez, Maria Dumlao, Sebastián Hernández, Ann Le, Joiri Minaya, Boone Nguyen, and Adee Roberson. Working in photography, video, performance, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and installation, who have cultural roots in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, […]

An exhibition and public program series examining the ways in which memory can be transmitted across generations, temporally and spatially. Featuring artists Amal AmerBeatriz CortezMaria DumlaoSebastián HernándezAnn LeJoiri MinayaBoone Nguyen, and Adee Roberson. Working in photography, video, performance, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and installation, who have cultural roots in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States, Vietnam, and Yemen. While many are born or based in the United States, the artists build bridges between themselves and their personal and/or collective lineages.

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Tue 28

Lecture | Kristy Warren | Tracing Commemorations of Colonial Settlement in Bermuda

The Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies presents the “Tracing Commemorations of Colonial Settlement in Bermuda,” a lecture by Kirsty Warren. The lecture will take place on January 28, 2020, at 5:15pm, at the University of Warwick, Room 0C1.03, Oculus Building, University Road, Coventry.

The Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies presents the “Tracing Commemorations of Colonial Settlement in Bermuda,” a lecture by Kirsty Warren. The lecture will take place on January 28, 2020, at 5:15pm, at the University of Warwick, Room 0C1.03, Oculus Building, University Road, Coventry.

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Sat 11

Exhibition | Talegas de la memoria

The event takes place from 10 to 1 pm. The event is part of the artistic commission De Loíza a la Loíza (From Loíza to Loíza Street), which Lind Ramos kicked off last month as part of the fifth edition of the cultural and artistic equity program “MAC en el Barrio”. The project establishes a […]

The event takes place from 10 to 1 pm. The event is part of the artistic commission De Loíza a la Loíza (From Loíza to Loíza Street), which Lind Ramos kicked off last month as part of the fifth edition of the cultural and artistic equity program “MAC en el Barrio”. The project establishes a connection between the neighborhood of San Mateo de Cangrejos in San Juan and the town of Loíza, linking food, fishing, the work of street vendors and Atlantic slave trade through music, dance, assemblage sculptures and performance.

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Thu 21

Exhibition | Ulises Carrión: The Big Monster

A pioneering figure in mail art, a movement and a medium that produced a unique international network of creative exchange in the 1970s and 1980s. Throughout his life, Carrión developed an important oeuvre that spanned performance, video art, and books. Above all, he was a cultural agitator and a social mediator. The exhibition is part […]

A pioneering figure in mail art, a movement and a medium that produced a unique international network of creative exchange in the 1970s and 1980s. Throughout his life, Carrión developed an important oeuvre that spanned performance, video art, and books. Above all, he was a cultural agitator and a social mediator. The exhibition is part of ISLAA’s new exhibition program on modern and contemporary art from Latin America. These exhibitions respond to ISLAA’s mission to advance academic research on the region and to support future generations of experts in Latin American art. The exhibitions draw from ISLAA’s library, archive, and graphic arts collection. Using ISLAA´s office and archive space as the setting for these actions, the series will highlight the importance of documentation for art historical inquiries. Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society, was selected as the inaugural guest curator of the new ISLAA exhibitions.

Please note, the exhibition is by appointment only.

Photograph by Ulises Carrión published in “Rubber Stamps Theory and Praxis,” Rubber Bulletin 1, no. 6 (1978): 5. Courtesy of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)

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Thu 21

Exhibition | Unsettings

This interdisciplinary project, arising out of reflections on transformations occurring in the landscape due to the exploitation of natural resources, features works by Sofia Gallisá Muriente, Ada Bobonis, Mónica Rodríguez, Carolina Caycedo, and Sofía de Grenade. The show proposes a series of connections and concerns about everyday imbalances and genuine concerns about the colonial paradigms of cultural absorption, as well […]

This interdisciplinary project, arising out of reflections on transformations occurring in the landscape due to the exploitation of natural resources, features works by Sofia Gallisá MurienteAda BobonisMónica RodríguezCarolina Caycedo, and Sofía de Grenade. The show proposes a series of connections and concerns about everyday imbalances and genuine concerns about the colonial paradigms of cultural absorption, as well as questioning the representation of local geography and topography throughout history.

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Sun 13

Exhibition | Dana Michel and Yoan Sorin | Slash Universe

Longtime colleagues, both bearing familial connections to the Caribbean, Michel (choreographer and performer, Canadian) and Sorin (interdisciplinary visual artist, French) collaborate for the first time in this experimental, modular, interactive exhibition. Punctuated by performances, Slash Universe exemplifies the duo’s friendship as well as offering an abundance of narrative points of view for the audience to grasp and […]

Longtime colleagues, both bearing familial connections to the Caribbean, Michel (choreographer and performer, Canadian) and Sorin (interdisciplinary visual artist, French) collaborate for the first time in this experimental, modular, interactive exhibition. Punctuated by performances, Slash Universe exemplifies the duo’s friendship as well as offering an abundance of narrative points of view for the audience to grasp and meditate upon.

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Fri 13

Exhibition | Gego

A major posthumous retrospective on the work of Gego (Venezuelan, born Gerturde Goldschmidt), encompassing this important postwar artist’s full interdisciplinary practice, from site-specific interventions to prints and drawings from the mid-1940’s until her death in 1994. This exhibition is organized by MASP, in conjunction with Mexico’s Fundación Jumez, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and the Tate […]

A major posthumous retrospective on the work of Gego (Venezuelan, born Gerturde Goldschmidt), encompassing this important postwar artist’s full interdisciplinary practice, from site-specific interventions to prints and drawings from the mid-1940’s until her death in 1994. This exhibition is organized by MASP, in conjunction with Mexico’s Fundación Jumez, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and the Tate Modern (London).

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