Art Exhibitions: “Global Caribbeans” and Works by Edouard Duval Carrié

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico [Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC)]—in collaboration with the Institut français, the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, the Musée International des Arts Modestes (MIAM) of Sète, France, and the Puerto Rico Alliance Française—presents two related exhibitions. One is “Caribes globales: la creación caribeña contemporánea [Global Caribbeans: Creation in the Contemporary Caribbean] and “Un artista colecciona: muestra de obras del artista Edouard Duval Carrié [An Artist Collects: Works by Artist Edouard Duval Carrié]. The opening will take place on February 10, 2011, at 7:00pm.

Caribes globales,” curated by Haitian artist Edouard Duval Carrié, gathers over 20 works by Caribbean artists spanning various generations and representing diverse artistic production, including photography, painting, installation, engraving, sculpture, and video. The exhibition was conceived with an interest in breaking the stereotypes of Caribbean art as folkloric, turned inwards, and separated from the developments in the art world at an international level.

To counteract these ideas, the curator selected works by Alexandre Arrechea and Roberto Diago from Cuba; Nicole Awai, Marlon Griffith, and Christopher Cozier from Trinidad; Jean-Francois Boclé, Alex Burke, and David Damoison from Martinique; Charles Campbell, Keisha Castello, and Arthur Simms from Jamaica; Blue Curry and Kendra Frorup from the Bahamas; André Eugéne and Vickie Pierre from Haiti; Joélle Ferly from Guadalupe; Joscelyn Gardner from Barbados; Hew Locke from Guyana; Raquel Paiewonsky, Gustavo Peña, and Jorge Pineda from the Dominican Republic; and Melvin Martínez and Betty Rosado from Puerto Rico. To this gathering, the MAC’s Marianne Ramírez Aponte and Lilliana Ramos Collado added Puerto Rican artists Vanessa Hernández Gracia, Nora Rodríguez Vallés, and Daniel Lind Ramos.

For full article (in Spanish), see

Shown here, Edouard Duval Carrié’s “Primitive” (above) and “Migration of the Beasts” (below).

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