Relational Undercurrents; Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, LA, NYC, MIA, ME and DE, 2017-2019
From September 16, 2017 until March 3, 2018, the exhibition Relational Undercurrents; Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago was on show in the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California, USA. When the exhibition traveled to New York City, to the Wallach Art Gallery, I was able to attend the opening on May 31, 2018.
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago was a traveling exhibition presenting works by more than 70 artists from the Hispanophone, Anglophone, Francophone, and Dutch Caribbean, covering a range of media. Curated by Tatiana Flores, organized by the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California, for the Getty Foundation’s PST. LA/LA initiative.
The exhibition proposes an “archipelagic model” – defining the Caribbean from the perspective of its archipelago of islands, as distinct from the continental experience – to study issues around race, history, the legacy of colonialism, and the environment.
The exhibition was on show at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (2017), Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY (2018), Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum FIU, Miami, FL (2018/2019), Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME and the Delaware Museum, Wilmington, DE (2019).