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.
“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.“
The CATAPULTLockdown 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.
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.
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)
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.
March 2020 will be remembered by many Jamaicans as the month the COVID-19 virus was first detected on the island. In spite of the lasting economic, social and cultural legacy of the outbreak, March 2020 was a month of milestones for several other reasons. One such milestone was the launch, on […]