For Art Basel Miami this December, Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum will shine the spotlight on contemporary Caribbean Art with their new exhibit Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (Oct. 13 – Jan. 13) Running from October 13th to January 13th, this is the first major survey of 21st century Caribbean art, featuring 67 contemporary artists representing 14 Caribbean countries. Their work offers expansive perspectives that transcend the boundaries imposed upon Caribbean cultures.
“Because of Miami’s geographic proximity to the Caribbean nations, as well as our cultural mosaic which Caribbean cultures have shaped, it was important for us to bring this exhibition to Miami during Art Basel season,” said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, the Director of the museum.
“Our new season opens up a dialogue about global commonalities rather than differences, from ecological changes to societal values around the world.”
Nearly seventy works by Caribbean painters, installation artists, sculptors, photographers, video and performance artists connect through ideas that go beyond language barriers, politics, and historic colonial divides.
Artists in Relational Undercurrents include: Allora & Calzadilla, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Adler Guerrier, Deborah Jack, Glenda Leon, Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Angel Otero, Manuel Pina, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Jimmy Robert and Didier William, among others.