APRIL 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
– Unearthing Dialogues –
“An encounter is only the beginning of a separation”
Tony Capellan – Caribbean Contemporary Artist-
Caribbean contemporary art is neither wholly indebted to Euro-American artistic traditions nor without its modernisms alongside the contemporary. The group of artists presenting new media expressions [time-based, video, and digital imaging] is committed to making clear that critical narratives are shaped by playful constructions of different new ways of seeing in contemporary art.
Artists are always eager to experiment with new tools, so it’s no surprise that digital media can also offer a creative playground. The group of selected artists’ works parallel with other artistic media. [From painting and drawing to performance.] This New Media selection surveys how Caribbean artists explore digital possibilities and shape how we experience time-based and digital images. As with most fields of human endeavor, digital imaging and information technology have revolutionized art at so many levels that the digital is less a genre or medium than a methodological approach.
The group of Caribbean artists’ time-based works are fragments of memory, imagination, and personal experiences. They are presented as memory-making of the Caribbean as an archipelago and diaspora in shared relation. Caribbean communities are forged, often through artistic expression despite fragmentation and difference across language, geography, and history.
Each artwork draws on the personal and collective memory of multiple lived realities, histories, and art histories across the Caribbean and its diaspora.
Jorge Luis Gutierrez
Curatorial Advisor DCS contemporary