Panel Discussion: Revisioning the Caribbean, New Directions in Critical Caribbean Studies

In conjunction with the exhibition “Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas” and related events organized by Tatiana Flores (Departments of Art History and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University) and Michelle Stephens (Departments of English and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies), Rutgers University presents a panel discussion with faculty involved in the Critical Caribbean Studies Initiative.

In “Revisioning the Caribbean: New Directions in Critical Caribbean Studies,” panelists will discuss new trends and emerging directions in Caribbean Studies. Panelists include Yveline Alexis, Yarimar Bonilla, Tatiana Flores, Tami Navarro, Anjani Nerlekar, and Michelle Stephens.

The exhibition will be on view until December 31, 2011, at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 14, from 6:00-8:00pm. The gallery is located at 417 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York.

Description of “Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas”: This exhibition brings together work of women artists from the Caribbean and its diasporas that addresses themes related to gender. It defines the Caribbean as an expansive space that is not limited by national borders or island geographies. Grouping work by women from Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone backgrounds, it shows how common themes emerge from the experience of gender despite regional differences. The exhibition title “Disillusions” refers to the tendency of the work in the exhibition to shatter illusion—whether pictorial or otherwise-by engaging in formal fragmentation, embracing discontinuity, and obfuscating meaning. [Also see previous post Art Exhibition: “Disillusions, Gendered Visions of the Caribbean”.]

For more information, you may contact Tatiana Flores at florest@rci.rutgers.edu

For original posts, see http://waldkimgallery.blogspot.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001536018648&ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/212682265472514/

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