ARC + NLS collaborate for (e)merge Art Fair

By ARC Magazine Monday, August 18th, 2014 Categories: ARC Partners, Features, Reports, Updates

NLS and preeminent Caribbean contemporary art publication ARC Magazine collaborate to present an exhibition at (e)merge art fair of work by James Cooper (Bermuda), Stephanie Cormier (Canada), Ian Deleón (Cuba/Brazil), Nadia Huggins (St. Vincent & the Grenadines), Leasho Johnson (Jamaica), Becca Kallem (Washington, DC), Mark King (Barbados), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), Anabel Vasquez Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) and Storm Saulter (Jamaica).

Work by Oneika Russell

Oneika Russell. Notes to You wall installation (2014) (prints from unpublished Artists Book) Medium: Laser-printed note cards, sumi ink, pencil, metal clips. Image courtesy of the artist.

The exhibition connects a contemporary sensibility across national borders in which the delicate nature of humanity and its complex dependency on the economic, environmental and cultural context that it also has a hand in molding is forefront.  The exhibition is curated by Deborah Anzinger, Holly Bynoe and Nicole Smythe-Johnson.

Nadia Huggins. From the series 'Circa No Future.' Photography. 2014

Nadia Huggins. From the series ‘Circa No Future.’ Photography. 2014

The fourth edition of (e)merge takes place October 2-5, 2014 at the Rubell Family’s Capitol Skyline Hotel, in Washington, DC. The (e)merge art fair connects emerging-art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC. The GALLERY PLATFORM features participating galleries in hotel rooms and other spaces on designated floors. The ARTIST PLATFORM features a vetted selection of works by independent artists throughout the hotel’s public areas and grounds. (e)merge’s two exhibition platforms inspire a new echelon of art collectors and provide curatorial access to the latest movements in emerging art.

NLS  is an artist-run contemporary visual art initiative in Kingston that is a non-profit subsidiary of the audio recording studio and production house Creative Sounds LtdNLS was founded as a place for visual artists who are making work in dialogue with contemporary issues to experiment with new ideas, collaborate with each other and engage with the public. Interdisciplinary collaboration and open access are principles at the core of our operations.

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ARC Inc. is a non-profit print and online publication and social platform launched in 2011. It seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical space for contemporary artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. ARC is an online and social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its diasporas.