“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” Artist Interviews: Counterpoints


The Port, a platform of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers a wide variety of information and resources regarding art at PAMM, in Miami, and beyond. In “’Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’ Artist Interviews: Counterpoints,” they bring interviews with artists Héctor Méndez Caratini (Puerto Rico) and Annalee Davis (Barbados). See link below for the interviews.

Description: Caribbean: Crossroads of the World highlights over two centuries of rarely seen works—from paintings and sculptures to prints, photographs, installations, films, and videos—dating from the Haitian Revolution to the present. This exhibition employs an inter-disciplinary approach to advance our understanding of the Caribbean and its artistic heritage and contemporary practices. It focuses on four central themes: Fluid Motions, Counterpoints, Shades of History, and Kingdoms of this World.


Organization and Support: “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” was originally organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, and presented at the three institutions in 2012. This iteration of the exhibition was organized by guest curator Elvis Fuentes for Pérez Art Museum Miami. It was coordinated by Associate Curator Diana Nawi with Curatorial Assistant María Elena Ortiz. It is presented by J.P. Morgan. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. This project has received additional funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation, and additional support is provided by Nedra and Mark Oren, Pat Papper, Darlene and Jorge Pérez, and Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst.

[Images above: Top photo by Puerto Rican photographer Héctor Méndez Caratini from his series “Haciendas Cafetaleras”; second: Annalee Davis’ piece is from the series “Sweet Island Cookie Cutters”.]

For interviews, see http://www.pamm.org/blog/2014/06/caribbean-crossroads-world-artist-interviews-counterpoints

[Also see our previous posts on “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” such as Forthcoming exhibits on the Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Islands Buffeted by Currents of Change: ‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’ Spans 3 Museums, The Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (Assessing a Pan-Caribbean Art Exhibit), Pérez Art Museum Miami announces Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, PAMM Presents “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” as centerpiece of season dedicated to the Caribbean, and Miami hosts ‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’.]

Also see http://www.pamm.org/blog/2014/06/pamm-featured-artnews

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