Caribbean Art and the African Diaspora

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6:30 PM
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

A discussion with panelists:
Erica James, Assistant Professor, History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University
Marc Latamie, Artist
Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design
Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator, Americas Society (Moderator)

From the America’s Society calendar:

The Caribbean is a vast region resulting from the encounters that occurred on foreign soil of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Amerindian communities. It exemplifies a cross fertilization of cultures as well as the traumatic chapters of colonization and slavery. This panel discussion addresses matters of cultural hybridity as a means to explore transversal paths and the creolization of Caribbean contemporary artistic practices. Since their settlement, the multilingual nations of the Caribbean have been faced with a challenge of cultural development which rests firmly on the difficult process of simultaneously negating and affirming, demolishing and constructing, rejecting and reshaping the varying influences and constraints of their colonizers.

Registration is required.

Admission is FREE for Americas Society Members; $10.00 for non-members.