Friday, November 4, 2011

Art Basel Miami : "We the Artists"

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We The Artists
An exhibition bringing together local and foreign artists for this year's Art Basel Miami.
When: December 1 - 4, 2011

The name of this exhibition should have been “The Guessing Game”. Put your index finger on the Foreigner, because that is what I wanted this to be: the game for the viewer to identify who they think is the local and the foreign artist. Most likely the viewer will be surprised by what they realize their preconceived notions of what they think local and foreign art looks like. More and more Caribbean artists are reaching out to resources and developing a style of art that crosses borders of their island of birth and embraces current worldwide trends of art.

Miami is about racial and cultural mélange, discourse about that mix, and dissent and division too. I decided to create an exhibition that would mix Caribbean Artists with their contemporaries outside of Miami. My goal is to invite Diaspora Caribbean artists have a conversation with Caribbean artists living in the islands and in that conversation make breakthroughs intellectually, emotionally, creatively and spiritually.
From December 1 through 4, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. 
For more information on Art Basel Miami, visit their website here

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