Sunday, January 23, 2011

Worker Portraits On Show at Art Museum of the Americas

Eyy. This is a view of my CEPEP Worker Portraits (five pictures on right) installed in the "Wrestling With The Image: Caribbean Interventions" exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC.

This exhibition, part of the World Bank's "About Change" exhibition programme, opened on Friday 21st and runs until March 10th, 2011.

Also visible in this picture is the work of Phillip Thomas of Jamaica (extreme left), Jean Ulrick-Desert of Haiti (center on wall), and Marcel Pinas of Suriname (on floor).

The online catalogue for the exhibition can be downloaded here.

The press release/full info about the show can be read/downloaded here.

And images from the opening night can be seen here

Much thanks to Nadia Huggins for this pic! Its really quite valuable as I wasn't able to be there myself.

About the show:

"The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) announces the opening of Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, an exhibition of contemporary art from twelve Caribbean countries. Featuring work by artists from the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, the exhibition is curated by artist and curator Christopher Cozier and art historian Tatiana Flores.

Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions presents works in a variety of media, including photography, video, painting, graphic arts, sculpture, and installation. The scope of the objects demonstrates how the region’s contemporary artists are confronting stereotypes about the Caribbean without denying their own surroundings or rejecting the worlds in which they operate. Through investigations on history, tourism, globalization, popular culture, and gender, these artists urge us to reconsider our own expectations on how a Caribbean image should look."


EDIT: Another image, this one by Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats boy.