Global Caribbean comes to the Fondation Clément in MartiniqueWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates
The Fondation Clément in Martinique welcomes Global Caribbean: Focus on the Caribbean Contemporary Art Landscape” which will be showcased from May 11th through the 15th of July. There will be an opening reception on the 9th of May which will be hosted by Curator, Edouard Duval Carrie, starting at 7pm.
Participating artists include: Alexandre Arrechea, Nicole Awai, Roberto Diago, Jean-Francois Boclé, David Damoison, Blue Curry, Alex Burke, Andrew Eugene, Joelle Ferly, Kendra Frorup, Charles Campbell, Keisha Castello, Christopher Cozier, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke, Joscelyn Gardner, Melvin Martinez, Raquel Paiewonsky, Gustavo Peña, Vickie Pierre, Jorge Pineda, Betty Rosado, Arthur Simms.
Carrie states: ”Among the many questions about the artistic evolution of the Caribbean remains, especially in this era of globalization, that of the validity of regional identity. As the world of art, and more specifically the market is attempted to adopt a common, easily identified (for example, as “Latin American”), many artists do not recognize themselves. I personally believe that the artists defy classification. My selection of artists for this exhibition reflects that fact and illustrates this position. Each artist has a vision, a style, a unique aesthetic, enhanced by the use of innovative mediums, necessary for its expression. That’s why I think artists are not concerned primarily with the construction of a regional discourse.
My intention through this exhibition is not only to show that this archipelago has generated many artists worthy of the name, but rather to emphasize the universality of their visions so-called “regional”. I applaud their efforts, regardless of the context in which they evolved. They were supervised by a public policy or whether the expression of an autonomous creation, frantic and singular, I am pleased to honor them and present their work.”