Christopher Cozier lectures at Cayman National Gallery

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Artist and writer Chris Cozier is set to hold a public lecture, Actions Between Territories, at The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

The free lecture will be held in the Dart Auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m.

Cozier’s lecture will discuss the potential free/play spaces that Caribbean artists are constantly imagining, constructing, and navigating, including in his own creative practice. Cozier will also discuss how the established idea of the Caribbean persists as a viable fiction, as a site of exchange, an owned product or territory traded between various beneficiaries, internal and external.

Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused on contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally.

Since 1989 Cozier has published a range of essays in many catalogues and journals. He was part of the editorial collective of Small Axe, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1998-2010); an editorial adviser to BOMB magazine for their Americas issues (Winter, 2003, 2004 & 2005); a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) (2006-2010) and was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College during the Fall of 2007.

His work is the subject of a documentary produced by Canadian video artist and writer, Richard Fung entitled Uncomfortable: the Art of Christopher Cozier (2006). Works by the artist can be seen in New York and Munich.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP email or call 945-811.

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