Tilting Axis: Within and Beyond the Caribbean—Shifting Models of Sustainability and Connectivity

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The two­-day conference “Tilting Axis: Within and Beyond the Caribbean—Shifting Models of Sustainability and Connectivity” will be held at The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados, on February 27-­28, 2015.

Description: “Tilting Axis: Within and Beyond the Caribbean” entails engagement between artists and professionals working within artist-­led initiatives across the wider Caribbean region, building and redefining historical relationships with those in the North, and establishing open dialogue with active networks emerging in the Global South.

Organized by Fresh Milk, ARC Inc., Res Artis and Pérez Art Museum Miami, Tilting Axis sees the founders/directors of several of the region’s artist-­led initiatives coming together to engage in face to face conversations, along with professionals from outside the region interested in working with Caribbean based initiatives.

The objectives of the two-­day engagement are to:

1. Create opportunities for more integration, awareness, and collaborations to take place across the Caribbean and between international foundations, cultural organizations, and practitioners;

2. Enable local, regional, and international artist networks to reflect on lessons learned and share best practices, methodologies, and ideas;

3. Develop an action plan for continued collaboration and for moving the Caribbean out of a peripheral position in the global art conversation.

Organizations & Partners:

Directing Organizations: ARC Inc., and Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc.

Associate Partners: Res Artis and Pérez Art Museum Miami

Supporting Partners: Davidoff Art Initiative, Prince Claus Fund and the British Council

Participants:

Annalee Davis ­ Founder/Director, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. (Barbados)

Holly Bynoe ­ Co­-founder/Director, ARC Inc. (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)

Mario Caro ­ President, Res Artis (The Netherlands)

Tobias Ostrander Chief Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami (USA)

Solange Farkas Director, Videobrasil (Brazil)

N’Goné Fall Cofounder/Director, GawLab (Senegal)

Katherine Kennedy Assistant to Directors, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. & ARC Inc. (Barbados)

Versia Harris Visual Artist/Volunteer, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. (Barbados)

Sammy Davis Videographer/Volunteer, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. (Barbados)

Deborah Anzinger Executive Director, New Local Space NLS (Jamaica)

Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe Co-founder/Director, Groundation Grenada (Grenada)

Caryl Ivrisse-Crochemar Director, 14Nº61ºW (Martinique)

Nicholas Laughlin Co-founder, Alice Yard (Trinidad & Tobago)

Marsha Pearce Senior Editor, ARC Inc. (Trinidad & Tobago)

Amanda Coulson Director, The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (The Bahamas)

David Bade Co-founder, The Instituto Buena Bista (Curaçao)

Tirzo Martha Co-founder, The Instituto Buena Bista (Curaçao)

Elvis Lopez Director, Ateliers ‘89 (Aruba)

Natalie Urquhart Director, The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands)

Raquel Paiewonsky Artist and Co-Founder, Quintapata (Dominican Republic)

Kira Simon-Kennedy China Residencies. (New York City)

Maria Elena Ortiz Associate Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami (USA)

David Codling Director, British Council (Colombia)

Jessica Carden Curator, Mother Tongue (United Kingdom)

Max Slaven Co-Director, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland)

Ellie Royle Co-Director, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland)

Janice Whittle Curator, The National Cultural Foundation (Barbados)

Joscelyn Gardner Visual Artist (Barbados)

Therese Hadchity Art Historian (Barbados)

Llanor Alleyne Writer & Editor (Barbados)

Tonika Sealy Independent Cultural Producer

 

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