when night stirred at sea
Contemporary Caribbean Art
Art has been an essential part of human survival. The artists in this exhibition span a wide range of life experiences and their works explore many themes. Some works were made in direct response to the current global pandemic of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism while others deal more broadly with the themes of identity, community, colonization, gender and place.
The exhibition provides a window into the complex beauty and inherent tensions of Caribbean cultural identity that connect this region and the larger Caribbean diaspora to the world. It is our hope that the exhibition can shape and help viewers explore wholistic narrative for the entire region which is also comprised of French and Dutch islands. We hope to highlight a distinct yet ultimately connected Caribbean aesthetic, alongside the already celebrated Latin American voices. In exploring this region, we bring attention to a too often ignored area and to the ways in which we are all ultimately connected.
– Karen Carter and Greg Manuel, Guest Curators
Take a 360 degree tour of the exhibition and see the artworks of Caribbean artists working in Canada and abroad!