Join us for the opening celebration of The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art. Enjoy a conversation with co-curators María Elena Ortiz and Dr. Marsha Pearce, facilitated by contributing catalogue writer Jason Jeffers, exploring the ideas, motivations, and origins of the project while seeking to address the question "what might a Caribbean future look like?" Following the conversation, meet with featured exhibition artists in the gallery for informal discussions on this timely and relevant theme.
The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art is on view through June 7, 2020 and is curated by María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and Dr. Marsha Pearce, Cultural Studies Scholar based at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.
The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art is a thematic group exhibition that sets its sights on time to come, exploring radical imaginations that expand a picture of the Caribbean towards a present-future. This exhibition invites artists to grasp and question the future of the region as a tangible time and space. In contemporary art, the Caribbean is often represented by its traumatic, colonial past and trials that linger in the present. The Other Side of Now seeks to think beyond narratives of catastrophe that continue to frame the region. In this exhibition, the Caribbean is conceptualized as both a complex spatial configuration and a temporal formation in progressive and subversive terms. Artists are invited to engage with time using an expansive approach, speculating on times to come. Beyond a purely representational methodology, The Other Side of Now embraces alternative ways of being and making. The Other Side of Now features 14 artists from the Caribbean and its diaspora, working within and outside the region, who are attending to the challenge of imaging a future. The Other Side of Now is a curatorial initiative composed of an exhibition and publication, both attempting to answer the question: what might a Caribbean future look like?