Caribbean Artists in the US Call to Artists in the Diaspora
January - March 2012
New Possessions celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence by exhibiting works of 50 contemporary Caribbean artists working in the United States. The exhibition focuses on works by artists that, although the celebration is for Jamaica, they have had a relationship with Jamaica either by attending school at Edna Manley College or that they exhibited in the country or with Diaspora Vibe Gallery within past 15 years. These Caribbean artists all choose to live and work outside of the islands. The exhibition’s aim is to offer an international audience a look at Caribbean art in the context of Nation building, recognizing the profound influence by the experience of Diaspora.