Artists dialogue and exhibition: ‘Metanoia – Practices of Exhaustion’

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A post by Peter Jordens.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6 pm

VOLTA NY, Talks Lounge

82 Mercer Street (Entrance at 76 Mercer Street)

SOHO, New York City, NY 10012

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8 pm

Grace Exhibition Space and Gallery

840 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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ARC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Holly Bynoe (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Junior Editor/Curator Blake Daniels (USA) lead a discussion centered around Caribbean and Diaspora-based artists whose practices intersect various disciplines including New Media, Performance Art, and Socially Engaged Practices. This informal discussion will highlight critical concerns in the development of visual language through the examination of private and public realities of contemporary Caribbean society. The participating artists include:

  • Olivia McGilchrist, feature prize winner of the Trinidad & Tobago film festival and ARC Magazine New Media Prize (Jamaica);
  • John Cox, fine artist represented by Popop Studios, and artistic director of Baha Mar, Nassau (The Bahamas);
  • Ian Deleon, social activist, educator and artist (Cuba/Brazil/Boston);
  • Jayson Keeling, artist (Jamaica/USA); and
  • Joiri Minaya, artist (Dominican Republic/USA).

‘Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion’ will showcase how artists are reconsidering and re-evaluating evolving art traditions through the use of private and public avenues to foster connections and to activate communities. The taboo of engaging in a healthy conversation around creativity, labor and the larger industry involves the renegotiation of presence and fixed criteria. The dialogue generated will explore ideas around intimacy, collaboration, process, and social accountability.

The conversation will transform the following day into a one-night exhibition showcasing a selection of New Media & Live Performance art works. This exhibition is co-curated by Holly Bynoe and Yasmine Espert with production assistance from Laura Blüer. The exhibition, which also carries the name of ‘Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion,’ will support live performances (*) and works by:

  • Kwesi Abbensetts (Guyana/USA)
  • Steeve Bauras (Martinique/France)
  • Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Jamaica/USA) *
  • Allana Clarke (Trinidad & Tobago/USA)
  • Gilles Elie Dit Cosaque (Martinique / France)
  • Ian Deleón (Cuba / USA) *
  • Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark)
  • Antoine Hunt (Bermuda)
  • Jayson Keeling (Jamaica/USA)
  • Davina Lee (St. Lucia)
  • Carolyn Lazard (USA/Haiti)
  • Manuel Mathieu (Haiti)
  • Olivia McGilchrist (Jamaica)
  • Michael McIntosh (USA/Jamaica)
  • Joiri Minaya (Dominican Republic/USA)
  • Nile Saulter (Jamaica)
  • Nyugen Smith (Trinidad/Haiti/USA) *
  • Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Antonia Wright (Cuba/USA).

The selection of works and live performances will engage issues of labor, traumatic histories and their revisions, as well as the holistic development of an experiential moment or group of moments that create new narratives, linear and otherwise, through poetics, agency and play.

Sources: Event Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/events/260048104156820 and https://www.facebook.com/events/684998441543829; Venue Websites http://ny.voltashow.com/TALKS-EVENTS.7866.0.html and http://www.grace-exhibition-space.com/performance.php?event_id=437.

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