Apocalypse: Lifting of the Veil

Apocalypse: Lifting of the Veil is a multi-faceted sculpture performance aimed at bringing a voice to women’s experiences due to the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, abortion, or still birth. The grief associated with this trauma often consumes a woman’s mental and psychological state. It creates a silent, desperate and often destructive energy. This project presents five components of this traumatic phenomenon: the source, the internal Other, the external Other, the audience, and the voices of loss.

You can learn more about this project here Lifting of the Veil.

To share your story with loss and become apart of this project you can visit Voices of Loss to submit your experience.

Your story is your truth, and sharing your story imbues it with power that results in healing, joy and new beginnings individually and collectively.

Fiberactive Germination

Like a plant that emerges from a buried and forgotten seed, this exhibition blossoms with multiple fiber-based creative projects, and reminds the audience of the varied roles that the buried seed of artistic creativity that we have in our society, flourishes even during this era of a pandemic. The works in the exhibition were produced by artists whose creative practices rely heavily on the use of fibers, threads and textiles as primary visual and creative tools. Their art directly and indirectly grapple with the politics of identity, culture and womanhood. The artists use their work to continue to comment on our relationship with each other as well as to the environment. Collectively, they challenge social, cultural, and gendered stereotypes.

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Our Constellations: astral embraces and tactual consciousness at Emerson Dorsch

“our constellations: astral embraces and tactual consciousness” is a group exhibition curated by Terri C Smith that features selected alumni from Miami’s Fountainhead Residency. This is the first in a biennial series of curated exhibitions at Emerson Dorsch Gallery that include selected Fountainhead alumni. The exhibition will be on view August 7 to September 11, 2021.

“This new exhibition series recognizes the vital role that the Fountainhead Residency plays in Miami’s art scene,” explains gallerist Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, “In addition to providing formative residencies for many Miami artists, they have introduced our city to artists from all over the world. In the process of hosting and mentoring over 430 artists from 47 countries, the residency has greatly enriched Miami’s art discourse, in an innovative and entrepreneurial way that channels the city’s greatest qualities, like hustle, generosity, multiculturalism, and a thirst for building new relationships.” Read more here

“and I resumed the struggle”

“As artists we are aware that our profession has survived chaotic and unprecedented moments in history and it has become ever more important to present the issues we have gleaned from it.

We invite viewers to look to this exhibition not only as mere presentation of our various concerns but also simply for the fact that we carried on, the work was done.

The title ‘…and I resumed the struggle.’, which is a quote from Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot, is a poignant one in this regard. Locked within this notion of carrying on is the sort of will, determination and character that will be needed to see ourselves through.“

See e-catalogue here https://issuu.com/theolympiagallery/docs/and_i_resumed_the_struggle_ecatalogue_rev

Catapult Lockdown Virtual Salon

The CATAPULT Lockdown Virtual Salon programme aims to mitigate isolation, especially heightened during the current pandemic, by creating virtual platforms for cultural practitioners to engage in discourse about and explore their evolving practices. These one-hour artist talks from their homes or studios will be live-streamed via the Fresh Milk YouTube channel at 1PM and 4PM AST, every Tuesday and Friday between September 29th & November 20th, 2020.

Each cultural practitioner will be paired with a co-discussant for an open conversation about their work. A live audience will be able to comment and ask questions during the event, which will be open to the public with a focus on reaching a wide cross-section of the English, Spanish, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean arts community, as well as those civil society organisations who are working in the target areas of culture, gender, LGBTQIA+, human rights and climate justice.

Visit Fresh Milk for more https://freshmilkbarbados.com/projects/catapult-arts-grant/lockdown-virtual-salon/

You can watch the salon below

When Night Stirred At Sea: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is pleased to partner with CArt (Caribbean Art) Fair, the Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (BAND), and guest curators Karen Carter and Greg Manuel to present the exhibition, when night stirred at sea: Contemporary Caribbean Art opening Oct. 29, first as a virtual exhibition and then on-site, once PAMA re-opens to the public. PAMA is inviting the public to a special, virtual launch celebration for the exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 29. Register now to reserve your spot for the event.

Featured Artists:

  • Krystal Ball (Jamaican/Canadian, Toronto-based)
  • Vanley Burke (Jamaican/British, London-based)
  • Katrina Coombs (Jamaican)
  • Javier Dayes (Jamaican)
  • Owen V. Gordon (Jamaican/Canadian, Toronto-based)
  • Ila Lovelace-Kuhnert (Trinidadian)
  • Christina Leslie (Canadian, Toronto-based)
  • Miles Regis (Trinidadian/American, Los Angeles-based)
  • Janice Reid (Jamaican/Canadian, Brampton-based)
  • Storm Saulter (Jamaican)

VISIT: https://pama.peelregion.ca/en/News/index.aspx?newsId=2a4d674c-6ac3-4fec-8882-913fbf50c263&fbclid=IwAR1wmVHDPxWagoTH_B_Q5t2FeZnxa3qJqqa6J1YSyCgvteMdTQzDx40rMcE or http://cart26plus.com/curatorial-statement/ for more

Alpha Caribe

Alpha Caribe which is a part of the public program of ‘One Month After Being Known In That Island’ at Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger sponsored by Caribbean Art Initiative . Alpha Caribe created by @lausurpadoraproyectos is a sonic constellation who’s sounds are presented as a authentic connection within the Caribbean to build a new celestial landscape.

Alpha Caribe challenged me as a artist to listen and embrace the sounds of my creolism. With a practice focused on the identity of women, I chose to seek out strong female voices which resonates throughout our dynamic repertoire of creolism and culture. The voices and sounds presented encapsulate Jamaica’s steep African ancestry, along with issues of ‘Othering’ and the power of a woman rising.

Follow and listen to the first iteration on @spotify in the bio links of @lausurpadoraproyectosAnd @caribbeanartinitiative. To learn more about this project – visit @caribbeanartinitiative website! #alphacaribe#publicprogram#kbhgxcai#caribbeaninbasel#caribbean#beyondinsularity#tunein#playlist#caribbeansounds#artistcolaboration#sound @kbhgeiger @yinajimenezs @paguardiola

Inter|Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City at The Harvey B Gantt Museum

‘Inter|Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City’ is now open in Charlotte, North Carolina at The Harvey B Gantt Museum @hbganttcenter . Go and see this invigorating exhibition featuring 27 artists from 17 countries of the Caribbean diaspora in dialogue. Curated by the amazing Rosie Gordon-Wallace of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator @dvcai#exhibition#creole#contemporaryart#caribbeanart#travelingexhibition#artexhibition#diasporaart#culturalchange#supportthearts#thegantt#intersectionality#diasporavibe#dvcai#socialissues#politicalart#race#justice Visit: www.dvcai.org for more info