William Faulkner stated, “That any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. Boarderless Caribbean, through the eyes of this group of talented artists, becomes a collective visual experience. An opportunity to take seriously African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic James Baldwin’s consistent and insistent proposal that “categories of difference represent an early misnaming, a dangerous and cowardly misrecongnition of the moral imagination required to confront not ony our mortality but also the brutal legacies of our collective histories”
Making-exhibitions is thus an exhasting exercise, which obliges us to extend our horizons and then restrict them again. To be aware of the importance of each artist’s individuality in their current perception, but also to find a way of seeing with fresh eyes, even only temporarily, the social roles that we fill in the geographical context from which we come.
Are we nomads in the age of globalization?
Welcome to a Borderless Caribbean.
The narrative of the exhibition aims to include historical references of unmapped trajectories of the Caribbean and its relations, and the political, cultural, social, religious and economic connected experiences with other parts of the world, presented as a narrative part of the exhibition, connected with the contemporary metaphors of a selected group of renowned artists.
The exhibition combines the work of 10 renowned contemporary artists that have emerged from the Caribbean and which have made their artistic discourse a global reflection of local issues through interactions and exchanges transformed in their art process.
Henry Bermudez, Tania Bruguera, Paisley Dee, Sergio Garcia, Adler Guerrier, Carl Juste, Tony Labat, Michelle Marcuse, Emilio Martinez, Edgar Orlaineta, Mariel Plaisir, and Marta Maria Perez Bravo
Curated by Jorge Luis Gutierrez
Under the sponsorship of the Green Family Foundation.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 – 260 NE 59th Terrace Miami, FL 33137
December 5, 2014 through January 25, 2015.