Exhibition: “En Mas’—Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean”


The traveling exhibition “En Mas’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” curated by Claire Tancons and Krista Thompson, will open on April 28, 2016 at the National Gallery of the Bahamas.

Description: EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean explores the influences of Carnival on performance art in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe and considers the connections between masquerade and political criticism, spectacularity and social invisibility, and public space and national citizenship.

Throughout the 2014 Caribbean Carnival season EN MAS’ commissioned nine artists—John Beadle, Christophe Chassol, Charles Campbell, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke, Lorraine O’Grady, Ebony G. Patterson and Cauleen Smith—to engage, transform, or critique historical and contemporary Caribbean Carnival and related public performance traditions. The resulting works engaged with different modes of public address across eight cities—Santiago de los Caballeros, Fort-de-France, Port of Spain, Kingston, London, Brooklyn, Nassau and New Orleans.

For more information, see http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/4/28/en-mas-carnival-junkanoo-and-performance-art-of-the-caribbean

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