Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

February 1, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

Tony Capellán, (Dominican Republic, born 1955) Mar invadido / Invaded Sea, 2015. Found objects from the Caribbean sea, variable dimensions Courtesy of the artist

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago calls attention to a region of the Americas that is difficult to categorize and often overlooked: the island nations of the Caribbean. 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 features artists from the Hispanophone, Anglophone, Francophone, and Dutch Caribbean. Relational Undercurrents will emphasize the thematic continuities of art made throughout the archipelago and its diasporas, challenging conventional geographic and conceptual boundaries of Latin America. This approach draws particular attention to issues arising from the colonial legacy that are relevant to Latin America as a whole, but which emerge as central to the work of 21st-century Caribbean artists, including Janine Antoni (Bahamas), Humberto Diáz (Cuba), Jorge Pineda (Dominican Republic), and Allora & Calzadilla (Puerto Rico).

This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California, a project of the Getty Foundation’s PST:LA/LA Initiative.

This exhibition is part of Art for All.

Art for All is an initiative that supports the PMA’s dedication to being an open, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming museum for all, through exhibitions and programs that reflect our community and create experiences with art that strengthen our bonds and bring us together.

Individual Support:
Anonymous (2)
Sheri and Joe Boulos
Shannon C. Gordon
Jocelyn and Peter Handy
Alison and Horace Hildreth
John and Hilary Isacke
Marian Hoyt Morgan and Christopher Hawley Corbett
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Spencer
Stewart and Elizabeth Strawbridge
Amy Woodhouse and Tobey Scott

Foundation Support: Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Inc.
Corporate Sponsor:
TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation

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