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Forever Forged. Forever Becoming

September 9, 2011

History is hysterical: it is constituted only if we consider it, only if we look at it- and in order to look at it, we must be excluded from it.”- Roland Barthes.

This art exhibit on view until Sept 25th in London is made up of work by artists from 13 Caribbean countries. They are:

Kwesi Abbensetts | Terry Boddie | Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe  << go groundation grenada!| James Cooper | Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich | Gerard H Gaskin | Roger Gibbs | Nadia Huggins | Marlon James | Mariamma Kambon | Mark King | Charl Landrveugd | Manuel Mathieu | Lavar Munroe | Lara Stein Pardo | Adachi Pimentel | Radcliffe Roye | Keisha Scarville | Stacey Tyrell | Rodell Warner

ARC Magazine, in collaboration with the African and African Caribbean Design Diaspora, presents a collection of contemporary works by 20 established and emerging visual artists and photographers from 13 countries, including Suriname, Curacao, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Kitts, Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, The Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and Cuba. This collection investigates the awakening of the artists’ experience in order to unite, and at times criticize, stereotypical representations of ‘Caribbeanness’.

Formal elements of portraiture are met with revised ideas of self, occupation and presence. Resolve and ownership are present in the faces, inhabited spaces and deep within the ‘new’ landscape, one that is internal, often collaborative and highly deliberate. These 20 artists’ works elaborate on ideas of locale and the personal, which are observed through an expanded field of representation where the complexities of various histories, migrations and dispersals intermingle.   More Here …

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