ARC Magazine in collaboration with VOLTA NY will present Curtailing Anxieties I: Boundaries of defining art in the Caribbean on March 8th, 2013. The roundtable discussion will explore concerns around the recent global upsurge that has encapsulated contemporary Caribbean art.
Holly Bynoe, the co-founder and editor of ARC Magazine along with interdisciplinary artist and writer Charles Campbell will moderate the discussions. Other panelists will include: Heino Schmid, featured artist representing Popopstudios, The Bahamas; Lisa Howie, director of the Bermuda National Gallery; Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D., director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore; and Christopher Cozier, artist, writer and co-director of Alice Yard, Trinidad.
There has been an upsurge in major exhibitions of Caribbean art over the past seven years. With this newfound interest, new opportunities and demands are now being made on Caribbean artists and institutions.
The discussions are hoping to explore the relationship between the Caribbean and its Diasporas, internal and external institutions along with the local and international markets. It will look at what roles cultural institutions in the Caribbean and across the Diasporas play in shaping how we understand Caribbean art. It will also explore, how local artist led initiatives like Popopstudios, Fresh Milk Art Platform, Alice Yard and NLS are working to retain a sense of artistic autonomy in the face of homogenizing cultural forces.
The ARC will also be exhibiting works including Joscelyn Gardner’s Creole Portraits III series and new paintings by Elizabeth Colomba. They will also be showcasing arts from Haiti, Suriname, The Netherlands, Curacao, Jamaica and Switzerland.
The Roundtable will take place at Talks Lounge, VOLTA NY, 82 Mercer Street, New York, NY on March 8th 2013, from 6-8pm.