2017-2018

Relational Undercurrents Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

 

 

Curated by Dr. Tatiana Flores for the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first century art the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. Working against traditional understandings of the Carbbean as discontinuous, isolated, and beyond comprehension as a result of its heterogeneous populations, multiple linguistic traditions, and diverse colonial histories, Relational Undercurrentslocates thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands, The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Act and features artists whose works have informed and shaped those themes. With over eighty artists and occupying the entire museum space, Relational Undercurrents includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance. It is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue with commissioned essays by scholars and curators.