What will the future look like? This question forms the blueprint for The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, which looks at the next evolutionary phase of the Caribbean islands, what it means for its inhabitants and the evocation of pride in the next generation. Pulling from shared notions of nostalgia, collective memory and the historical legacy of the Caribbean diaspora, this group display dissects themes of identity in an area of complexity. In its recent history, the Caribbean has seen colonial struggles, political tensions, of migration to the southern tip of Florida and revolutions, but its future is not defined by these hardships brought on from global superpowers.
Deborah Jack’s short film water between us remembers (pictured) brings the story of her home island of Sint Maarten to screen, whilst Deborah Anzinger explores what effect the legacy of empire had on culture through painting and sculpture.The display 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 opens at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, on 18 July. Find out more here.
Image courtesy of: Deborah Jack. water between us remembers, so we wear our history on our skin, long for a sea-bath and hope the salt will cure what ails us, 2016.