ARC and NLS partner at (e)merge art fair

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ARC Magazine and New Local Space (NLS) have partnered to present an exhibition at (e)merge Art Fair in Washington, DC. The exhibition features 10 international artists based in the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada.

The exhibition, co-curated by Deborah Anzinger and Holly Bynoe, will include the works of James Cooper (Bermuda), Stephanie Cormier (Canada), Ian Deleón (Cuba/Brazil), Nadia Huggins (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Leasho Johnson (Jamaica), Becca Kallem (Washington, DC), Mark King (Barbados), Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez (Puerto Rico), Oneika Russell (Jamaica) and Storm Saulter (Jamaica). (e)merge art fair will run from October 2-5 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I Street SW, Washington, DC.

Description: ARC and NLS have made significant strides in building a global ecosystem around regional contemporary visual art and its practitioners by researching and adapting international contemporary best practices to the needs of the Caribbean. Now the two organisations partner in building a market around visual art in the Caribbean by engaging international art fairs.

At the moment, the Caribbean is especially well-placed to engage the global art market. The region has begun to glean significant interest and recognition in the last few years. Artists from the Caribbean Diaspora have participated in established art fairs like VOLTA NY, VOLTA, Frieze, Art Basel (Miami Beach, Basel, Hong Kong), and the Armory. Several diaspora artists such as Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica), Blue Curry (The Bahamas), Hew Locke (Guyana), Frank Bowling (Guyana), Frank Walter (Antigua), and Tavares Strachan (The Bahamas) have developed significant markets; their names becoming synonymous with the increasingly global expanse of contemporary art. Leading contemporary art magazine Frieze featured the work of Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson on their April 2014 cover, along with a five page spread of reflections from six Caribbean art professionals (including Holly Bynoe), and mention of notable Caribbean art institutions (including NLS). [. . .]

For more information about the selected artists’ works and program, see http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2014/09/arc-and-nls-partner-to-stage-a-presentation-at-emerge-art-fair-in-washington-dc/

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