“The purposeful consequence of colonialism is to spread us far from each other so that we can’t find one another and we are isolated … but we are here!” says artist Lares Feliciano.
By the end of Life Between Islands, the island that is centered in this exhibition is Britain, and “the Caribbean” remains a loose, ill-defined, hazy backdrop
Fernández employs motifs of darkness and obscurity to hint at the something beyond what we see.
In unifying contemporary tropical realities with histories of colonization, Minaya demonstrates how imperialist attitudes survive in the discourse and commodification culture surrounding tropical tourism.
Trying to subsume the Caribbean into a discourse of Latin America or America, curators argue, limits the ability to account for differences between islands.
The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning celebrates Caribbean art in their latest exhibition.
A program presented by Brooklyn Arts Council at the Brooklyn Public Library on August 19 will introduce attendees to some key cultural elements of Trinidadian J’Ouvert.
Wander into the British Museum’s Great Court these days, and you’ll encounter two large, black and gold Moko Jumbie sculptures guarding the staircases on either side.
As the Caribbean and Latin American population has grown in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Museum itself has examined how to expand its own collection of art from those cultural spheres. Two upcoming exhibitions will highlight some of their recent acquisitions that particularly focus on art from the Caribbean and Latin America during the Spanish colonial period.
An abandoned firehouse on the east end of 125th Street will be renovated and transformed into the new home of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
Spending all day being party-bused between the three museums — El Museo del Barrio, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Queens Museum of Art — who are hosting the self-proclaimed landmark exhibition “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” I was repeatedly told by the museum directors, curators and artists just how significant and groundbreaking the exhibition is. However, I left the final museum feeling confused by the jumbled mix of artistic styles and periods shoved together.