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

2017
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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Sat 07

Winter Open Studios

The artists participating in the studios include: Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico, inaugural CAI artist-in-residence at Gasworks), plus Deborah Joyce Holman (Switzerland), Christina Pataialii (New Zealand), and Haider Ali Naqvi (Pakistan). An artist talk will take place at 4PM. 

The artists participating in the studios include: Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico, inaugural CAI artist-in-residence at Gasworks), plus Deborah Joyce Holman (Switzerland), Christina Pataialii (New Zealand), and Haider Ali Naqvi (Pakistan). An artist talk will take place at 4PM. 

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Wed 11

Biennale | 6th Ghetto Biennale: The Haitian Revolution and Beyond

A weeklong series of performances, workshops, and screenings in this sixth iteration of the major cross-cultural arts event centered in Haiti, co-founded by Andre Eugène and Leah Gordon. Sited primarily in Lakou Cheri and Ghetto Leanne within central Port-au-Prince, this edition’s numerous highlights include:  The Living and the Dead Ensemble, a constellation of performances and a screening that […]

A weeklong series of performances, workshops, and screenings in this sixth iteration of the major cross-cultural arts event centered in Haiti, co-founded by Andre Eugène and Leah Gordon. Sited primarily in Lakou Cheri and Ghetto Leanne within central Port-au-Prince, this edition’s numerous highlights include:  The Living and the Dead Ensemble, a constellation of performances and a screening that engage discussions around the Petwo Karibe movement and others during the Revolution, in reflection to current protests and activism, featuring Haitian artists LéOMackenson BijouJephthe CarmilRossi Jacques CasimirDieuvela CherestalJames DesirisLouis HendersonCynthia MaignanSophonie MaignanOlivier Marboeuf, and Mimétik Nèg.

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Fri 06

Event | the caribbean digital VI

Over the course of an afternoon of panel presentations and roundtable conversation, participants — including Yarimar Bonilla, Vincent Brown, Holly Bynoe, Marlene L. Daut, Laurent Dubois, Schuyer Esprit, Annette Joseph-Gabriel, Versia Harris, Jessica Marie Johnson, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Roopika Risam, and Ruddy Roye — will engage critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that ever more intensely reconfigure the […]

Over the course of an afternoon of panel presentations and roundtable conversation, participants — including Yarimar BonillaVincent BrownHolly BynoeMarlene L. DautLaurent DuboisSchuyer EspritAnnette Joseph-GabrielVersia HarrisJessica Marie JohnsonFrances Negrón-MuntanerRoopika Risam, and Ruddy Roye — will engage critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that ever more intensely reconfigure the social, historical, and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. 

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Wed 04

Fair | Art Basel Miami Beach

With a multitude of artistic activity in Miami during the fair week, from the marquee Art Basel Miami Beach to key satellites including Prizm Art Fair  and Pinta Miami, showcasing an international retiinue with a Latin American emphasis in its 13th edition.

With a multitude of artistic activity in Miami during the fair week, from the marquee Art Basel Miami Beach to key satellites including Prizm Art Fair  and Pinta Miami, showcasing an international retiinue with a Latin American emphasis in its 13th edition.

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Thu 21

Exhibition | PEQUEÑO FORMATO # 8

The exhibition presents a selection of small format works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and print. They include everyday objects, formal reflections, and scenes of empty-abandoned cities. La Casa de los Contrafuertes is a center for contemporary culture conceived as a work of art, specifically located in a historic building in Old San Juan. It is […]

The exhibition presents a selection of small format works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and print. They include everyday objects, formal reflections, and scenes of empty-abandoned cities. La Casa de los Contrafuertes is a center for contemporary culture conceived as a work of art, specifically located in a historic building in Old San Juan. It is a self-management project dedicated to promoting, combining and presenting collaborative, collective, and interdisciplinary works focused on the Caribbean.

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Wed 04

Screening | Coco Fusco

Coco Fusco returns to the Tate for the UK premier of her new films: La Confesión and To Live in June with Your Tongue Hanging Out. Both films are a continue Fusco’s exploration of Cuban politics, especially the historical tensions between poetry and politics.  

Coco Fusco returns to the Tate for the UK premier of her new films: La Confesión and To Live in June with Your Tongue Hanging Out. Both films are a continue Fusco’s exploration of Cuban politics, especially the historical tensions between poetry and politics.  

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Mon 02

Exhibition | Fringe Projects 2019

Three site-responsive interventions convey this year’s series, all of which feature artists with Caribbean roots: Paul Anthony Smith (Jamaican, based in New York) showcases three billboard projects, executed in his signature “picotage” style, exploring hybridity of place, people, and history; Joiri Minaya (Dominican-American, based in New York) cloaks the statues of Ponce de Leon at the Torch of Friendship […]

Three site-responsive interventions convey this year’s series, all of which feature artists with Caribbean roots: Paul Anthony Smith (Jamaican, based in New York) showcases three billboard projects, executed in his signature “picotage” style, exploring hybridity of place, people, and history; Joiri Minaya (Dominican-American, based in New York) cloaks the statues of Ponce de Leon at the Torch of Friendship and Christopher Columbus behind the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in her allegorical tropical patterned prints; and Angel Garcia (Cuban-American, based in Los Angeles) screens their farcical and hypnotic film Psychic Dick from a commercial storefront. The series is overseen by Deborah Lehman Di Capua, deputy director and associate curator, and advised by Amanda Sanfilippo.

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Sat 30

Exhibition | Virginia de Medeiros – Feminist Health Care Research Group

As part of the three-exhibition leadup to the Berlin Biennale in the Summer, the second exhibition is a duo presentation of Virginia de Medeiros and the Feminist Health Care Research Group. the show focuses on questions including: What kind of beast is a crowd? How does a pulsating collective body press against those within, outside, or underneath […]

As part of the three-exhibition leadup to the Berlin Biennale in the Summer, the second exhibition is a duo presentation of Virginia de Medeiros and the Feminist Health Care Research Group. the show focuses on questions including: What kind of beast is a crowd? How does a pulsating collective body press against those within, outside, or underneath it? In what way are the powers of dissident bodies being incited today? 

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Sat 09

Festival | The InPulse Arts Festival

Within this community-based and interactive event, Jamaican artist Twaunii Sinclair moderates a panel discussion on arts and education with InPulse young artists and their mentors, alongside works on view by Camille Chedda, Cyprien Clement Delmas, Omari Ra, Sheena Rose, Oneika Russell, Nile Saulter, Phillip Thomas, and Rodell Warner. This festival also includes live music and performances, plus a talk by Gabrielle Blackwood on her award-winning film, Flight. 

Within this community-based and interactive event, Jamaican artist Twaunii Sinclair moderates a panel discussion on arts and education with InPulse young artists and their mentors, alongside works on view by Camille CheddaCyprien Clement DelmasOmari RaSheena RoseOneika RussellNile SaulterPhillip Thomas, and Rodell Warner. This festival also includes live music and performances, plus a talk by Gabrielle Blackwood on her award-winning film, Flight

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Sat 30

Event | nuit blanche

With the international practice of an annually, night long art festival, nuit blanche highlights the cultural landmarks and hotspots of the Haitian capital. The event is being held in its sixth iteration in Port-au-Prince and is headed by Giscard Bouchotte.

With the international practice of an annually, night long art festival, nuit blanche highlights the cultural landmarks and hotspots of the Haitian capital. The event is being held in its sixth iteration in Port-au-Prince and is headed by Giscard Bouchotte.

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Thu 31

Exhibition | New York Latin American Art Triennial | Progressive Transaction

In a globalized setting, Progressive Transition seeks to understand the particular need for affirmation in search of healing with regards to the spaces left behind within the sphere of immigration. Transition moves forward both for society and on a personal level. With works by Felix Berroa, Rosee Camafreita, Antonio Martorell Cardona, Williams Carmona, Pablo Caviedes, Dionis Figueroa, Dolores Furtado, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Armando Guiller, Ivelisse Jiménez, Nayda Collazo […]

In a globalized setting, Progressive Transition seeks to understand the particular need for affirmation in search of healing with regards to the spaces left behind within the sphere of immigration. Transition moves forward both for society and on a personal level. With works by Felix BerroaRosee CamafreitaAntonio Martorell CardonaWilliams CarmonaPablo CaviedesDionis FigueroaDolores FurtadoIliana Emilia GarciaArmando GuillerIvelisse JiménezNayda Collazo LlorensAna Rosa MarreroVictor MoraArnaldo MoralesMaría Antonia OrdóñezJorge PosadaAdrián Viajero RománDhara RiveraMartin RiwnyjEzequiel Taveras, and Inés Tolentino.

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Sat 21

Exhibition | David González: Color Profano

The exhibition pays tribute to the streets of the “El Manteco” neighbourhood of the city of Barquisimeto and to the sonority characteristic of the land in this town that was once traveled by renowned poets, storytellers, and popular artists. 

The exhibition pays tribute to the streets of the “El Manteco” neighbourhood of the city of Barquisimeto and to the sonority characteristic of the land in this town that was once traveled by renowned poets, storytellers, and popular artists. 

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Fri 04

Exhibition | Luz Severino: Dentro del Bosque

This is Severino’s third solo exhibition at the Fondation Clément. Mixing styles and techniques (paintings, installations, engravings), Severino denounces the impact of humanity on the planet and in particular on nature. She reflects man’s responsibility towards the environment and towards future generations.

This is Severino’s third solo exhibition at the Fondation Clément. Mixing styles and techniques (paintings, installations, engravings), Severino denounces the impact of humanity on the planet and in particular on nature. She reflects man’s responsibility towards the environment and towards future generations.

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Thu 21

Art Fair | MECA

The third edition of MECA (Mercado Caribeño) finds a further maturation in this meeting point between the art markets of Latin America, the United States, and the Caribbean, featuring 25 local and international exhibitors alongside the MECHANISMOS projects platform, overseen this year by Lizania Cruz and Luis Graham Castillo.

The third edition of MECA (Mercado Caribeño) finds a further maturation in this meeting point between the art markets of Latin America, the United States, and the Caribbean, featuring 25 local and international exhibitors alongside the MECHANISMOS projects platform, overseen this year by Lizania Cruz and Luis Graham Castillo.

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Wed 20

Exhibition | Zilla Sánchez: Soy Isla

Marking the second iteration of the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan), the exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, sculptural pieces, graphic illustrations, and […]

Marking the second iteration of the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan), the exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, sculptural pieces, graphic illustrations, and ephemera. The retrospective traces Sánchez’s artistic journey from her early days in Cuba to her extended travels in Europe in the 1950s and residence in New York in the 1960s, and finally her move to Puerto Rico, where she has lived and worked since the early 1970s.

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Thu 17

Exhibition | Hector Frank: Color de Cabezas

In the celebrated Cuban artist’s continuous path to redefine the human portrait, Frank utilizes a large-scale format, believing that he finds “the sincerest reflection of what each person hides.” Employing an understanding and appreciation of material quality and the potential for reuse, Frank’s aesthetically complex, multifaceted portraiture captures the essence of his Cuban people.

In the celebrated Cuban artist’s continuous path to redefine the human portrait, Frank utilizes a large-scale format, believing that he finds “the sincerest reflection of what each person hides.” Employing an understanding and appreciation of material quality and the potential for reuse, Frank’s aesthetically complex, multifaceted portraiture captures the essence of his Cuban people.

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Tue 05

Festival | FIAP Martinique: Festival International d’Art Performance

For its second edition, FIAP19 Martinique stages a French-Caribbean platform featuring artistic commissions from throughout the surround region, plus from the United States, South America, Canada, Europe, and beyond. Collaborating artists include Nyugen Smith (Haitian-Trinidadian American, based in Jersey City) and Ludgi Savon (Martinican), and this edition is curated by performance art duo and FIAP co-founders Annabel Guérédrat and Henri Tauliaut.

For its second edition, FIAP19 Martinique stages a French-Caribbean platform featuring artistic commissions from throughout the surround region, plus from the United States, South America, Canada, Europe, and beyond. Collaborating artists include Nyugen Smith (Haitian-Trinidadian American, based in Jersey City) and Ludgi Savon (Martinican), and this edition is curated by performance art duo and FIAP co-founders Annabel Guérédrat and Henri Tauliaut.

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Sat 31

Exhibition | Fertile Ground

Through depictions of women’s bodies enveloped by nature — often juxtaposing wild and cultivated landscapes — Charlton, Minaya, and Berrio challenge romantic tropes of “nature” with powerful personal, cultural, and political narratives. Curated by Heather Bandhari.

Through depictions of women’s bodies enveloped by nature — often juxtaposing wild and cultivated landscapes — Charlton, Minaya, and Berrio challenge romantic tropes of “nature” with powerful personal, cultural, and political narratives. Curated by Heather Bandhari.

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Fri 04

Exhibition | Bezielde lijnen [Inspired Lines]

Bezielde lijnen explores the surprising results of the synergy between two artists who have been connected as friends and colleagues for ten years now: Rinaldo Klas in Suriname and Maartje Jaquet from Amsterdam. Both met at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy, where Jaquet was visiting to advance her film research and where Klas was the academy’s director. 

Bezielde lijnen explores the surprising results of the synergy between two artists who have been connected as friends and colleagues for ten years now: Rinaldo Klas in Suriname and Maartje Jaquet from Amsterdam. Both met at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy, where Jaquet was visiting to advance her film research and where Klas was the academy’s director. 

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Fri 01

Exhibition | Monumentenzorg: Mens & Monuments

As part of the 65th anniversary of Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao (Curaçao Heritage Foundation) comes this thematic group exhibition, featuring unique works from the local artistic community reflecting a fresh point of view on the historic legacy of Curaçao, as well as its role in our current times and future. The exhibition is curated by Sinuhe […]

As part of the 65th anniversary of Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao (Curaçao Heritage Foundation) comes this thematic group exhibition, featuring unique works from the local artistic community reflecting a fresh point of view on the historic legacy of Curaçao, as well as its role in our current times and future. The exhibition is curated by Sinuhe Oomen.

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Thu 24

Exhibition | Ebony G. Patterson | ... to dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil...

For …to dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil…, Patterson has moved into the undergrowth of a garden gone awry. Luscious, bright plants bursting with untameable life lure the viewer closer. Amidst the vegetation, objects are unearthed — discarded shoes and children’s toys create an uncanny feeling, whilst beneath the leaves are twinkling eyes […]

For …to dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil…, Patterson has moved into the undergrowth of a garden gone awry. Luscious, bright plants bursting with untameable life lure the viewer closer. Amidst the vegetation, objects are unearthed — discarded shoes and children’s toys create an uncanny feeling, whilst beneath the leaves are twinkling eyes and silhouetted limbs. With an eerie absence of a body, the scene slowly reveals itself as ominous. This marks the Jamaican artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and runs concurrent with …while the dew is still on the roses…, her major touring exhibition that debuted at Pérez Art Museum Miami (November 2018) and is currently on view at Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY) through January 5, 2020.

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Thu 19

Exhibition | Resisting Paradise

At the intersection of tourism, sexuality, gender, environmental issues, and online culture is Resisting Paradise, featuring the works of three Caribbean artists working locally and abroad: Deborah Anzinger (Jamaican), Joiri Minaya (Dominican American), and Leasho Johnson (Jamaican). Through their respective practices, the artists reference shared histories of invasion, slavery, and the economic exploitation of natural resources, pinpointing how these forces translate into […]

At the intersection of tourism, sexuality, gender, environmental issues, and online culture is Resisting Paradise, featuring the works of three Caribbean artists working locally and abroad: Deborah Anzinger (Jamaican), Joiri Minaya (Dominican American), and Leasho Johnson (Jamaican). Through their respective practices, the artists reference shared histories of invasion, slavery, and the economic exploitation of natural resources, pinpointing how these forces translate into the commodification of bodies within the Western view of idyllic tourist destinations. Curated by Marina Reyes Franco.

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Wed 04

Exhibition | Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility

The third iteration of an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), PARALLELS AND PERIPHERIES: Migration and Mobility hones in on the locality of Rockville and its surround communities to foster dialogue on movement of people, personal identity and visibility, and the complexities of current […]

The third iteration of an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), PARALLELS AND PERIPHERIES: Migration and Mobility hones in on the locality of Rockville and its surround communities to foster dialogue on movement of people, personal identity and visibility, and the complexities of current social situations. Artists featured in this edition of the series include Lizania Cruz (Dominican, based in New York), who participated in the debut iteration of this series in Miami Beach in 2018, Kim Dacres (Jamaican-American, based in New York), and Morel Doucet (Haitian, based in Miami).

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Wed 04

Exhibition | Interrupted Underpinning

A two-personal exhibition featuring Joiri Minaya (Dominican American) and Sarah Zapata (Peruvian American), whose interdisciplinary practices address decolonizing perspectives of tropical identity targeting women of color as well as materiality and labor via control systems, respectively. The show is curated by Becky Nahom, exhibitions manager at Independent Curators International/ICI in New York.

A two-personal exhibition featuring Joiri Minaya (Dominican American) and Sarah Zapata (Peruvian American), whose interdisciplinary practices address decolonizing perspectives of tropical identity targeting women of color as well as materiality and labor via control systems, respectively. The show is curated by Becky Nahom, exhibitions manager at Independent Curators International/ICI in New York.

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Fri 18

Exhibition | Teresita Fernández: Elementa

The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of Fernández’s career, including her more recent works illuminating the politically charged environments currently present. The retrospective offers visitors a chance to experience Fernandez use of materials to reinterpret relationships between nature, history and identity. 

The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of Fernández’s career, including her more recent works illuminating the politically charged environments currently present. The retrospective offers visitors a chance to experience Fernandez use of materials to reinterpret relationships between nature, history and identity. 

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Thu 17

Exhibition | Mapping Life

Concurrent with Maps Everywhere in the institution’s Visual Arts Gallery, Mapping Life focuses on contemporary use of cartography, and how artists employ these methods to translate memories and actions. Among the participants is Nyugen Smith (Haitian-Trinidadian American), whose work is featured in the major exhibition The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art at PAMM/Pérez Art Museum Miami, on view until […]

Concurrent with Maps Everywhere in the institution’s Visual Arts Gallery, Mapping Life focuses on contemporary use of cartography, and how artists employ these methods to translate memories and actions. Among the participants is Nyugen Smith (Haitian-Trinidadian American), whose work is featured in the major exhibition The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art at PAMM/Pérez Art Museum Miami, on view until next summer. Mapping Life is curated by Midori Yoshimoto, NJCU Gallery Director.

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Thu 10

Exhibition | Raquel Paiewonsky | Inside Out

The Dominican artist’s site-specific soft sculpture installation fills the university’s art gallery with an immersive array of hand-embroidered breasts of various skin tones, remarking on connections and community while questioning stereotypes and expectations related to gender and social status. Paiewonsky will be present for a talk during the opening reception. 

The Dominican artist’s site-specific soft sculpture installation fills the university’s art gallery with an immersive array of hand-embroidered breasts of various skin tones, remarking on connections and community while questioning stereotypes and expectations related to gender and social status. Paiewonsky will be present for a talk during the opening reception. 

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Sat 14

Exhibition | Petrona Morrison: New Works

Hosted by VP Projects, the solo show of Morrison highlights her multi-media work. Morrison engages the public by her engaging, deeply personal and political statements. The show focuses on the current works, and Morrison exploration of fragility, resilience and location. 

Hosted by VP Projects, the solo show of Morrison highlights her multi-media work. Morrison engages the public by her engaging, deeply personal and political statements. The show focuses on the current works, and Morrison exploration of fragility, resilience and location. 

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Fri 06

Exhibition | Retratos en chino (Portraits in Chinese)

The retrospective focuses on the last 20 years of work of Aldo Menéndez. The exhibition includes an installation of the name giving work: ‘Retratos en chino’ which includes a composition of over 70 pieces. 

The retrospective focuses on the last 20 years of work of Aldo Menéndez. The exhibition includes an installation of the name giving work: ‘Retratos en chino’ which includes a composition of over 70 pieces. 

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Fri 04

Exhibition | Nadia Huggins | Human Stories: Circa No Future

The fourth iteration of Human Stories marks the UK solo exhibition debut by Nadia Huggins (Trinidadian, based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines), whose photographic and filmic works capture intimate moments between sea and surface around St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Curated by Kaia Charles, Human Stories is a series of annual photography exhibitions that encourage a contemporary discourse on modern […]

The fourth iteration of Human Stories marks the UK solo exhibition debut by Nadia Huggins (Trinidadian, based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines), whose photographic and filmic works capture intimate moments between sea and surface around St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Curated by Kaia Charles, Human Stories is a series of annual photography exhibitions that encourage a contemporary discourse on modern life via a human point of view.

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Thu 19

Biennial | …and other such stories

Within a city known for its urban enterprise and defining skyline, the groundbreaking Chicago Architecture Biennial dialogues with land rights, sociopolitical, and environmental concerns in its third edition. Under artistic direction of curator Yesomi Umolu, the Biennial pulls back the proverbial curtain to reveal the often uncomfortable truths behind the shining façades that define this metropolitan […]

Within a city known for its urban enterprise and defining skyline, the groundbreaking Chicago Architecture Biennial dialogues with land rights, sociopolitical, and environmental concerns in its third edition. Under artistic direction of curator Yesomi Umolu, the Biennial pulls back the proverbial curtain to reveal the often uncomfortable truths behind the shining façades that define this metropolitan city. Among the artist contributors include Jimmy Robert (Guadeloupean, based in Berlin) and Jorge González (Puerto Rican, based in San Juan).

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