Curator Tatiana Flores Wows at MOLAA with Caribbean Art

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Palacio Magazine reports on Tatiana Flores, Ph.D., the guest curator of the newest exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art (molaa) in Long Beach, “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago.” The exhibition, now at molaa until February 25, 2018, features over 80 artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Barbados. 

Relational Undercurrents is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation as part of their Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a self-described “…far reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.” Pacific Standard Time is being held at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California from Los Angeles to Palm Springs and from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

Professor Tatiana Flores is an Associate Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Art History and an affiliate of the Critical Caribbean Studies Program at Rutgers University. She spoke with PalacioMagazine.com near one of the massive pieces of artwork in the museum’s lobby, In My Floating World, Landscape of Paradise from the series Theories on Freedom / En mi mundo flotante, Paisajes de paraíso de la serie Teorías sobre la libertad by artist Scherezade Garcia from the Dominican Republic / República Dominicana. The wall length artwork is described as “Plastic tubes, prints, rubber and illustrations, variable dimensions / Tubos de plástico, estampados, goma e ilustraciones, dimensiones variables.”

[Image above: Scherezade García (Dominican Republic, b. 1966) “In My Floating World, Landscape of Paradise” from the series Theories on Freedom, 2011 Plastic tubes, prints, rubber and illustrations, variable dimensions Courtesy of the artist and the Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York.]

For more information, see http://palaciomagazine.com/tatiana-flores/

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