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As promised, every month Caribeart offers you a selection of the best 15 Caribbean events not to miss. So far, with the easing of sanitary restrictions, October has been a busy month with international art fairs and exhibition openings, we can’t wait for you to discover our curated list, as usual, we cover every type of event from residencies, festivals, exhibitions, fairs to workshops. Stay up to date with the latest events in the Caribbean through our art events agenda: www.caribeart.fr

Black Mobilities in the Atlantic World (call for papers)

October 31st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Institute for Black Atlantic Research 

The Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire, sends a call for papers for the hybrid conference “Black Mobilities in the Atlantic World,” to take place on January 13-14, 2022. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2021. 

‘CAY TO SERENITY’ by Preston Hanna (exhibition)

October 1st – October 31st 2021 ▪︎ presented by Sixty 2 Sixty Gallery in the Bahamas.

“Cay to Serenity” is our mental and social recovery, as we journey to discover some peace in the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding that inner peace helps us cope with the world while still enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Islanders enjoy the tranquility that comes along with navigating life on land and sea; where strong themes of love, unity, and culture prevail.

“Song of Songs” featuring Suchittra Mattai (group exhibition)

October 15th – November 6th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Unit London in the UK.

Unit London is delighted to present a group exhibition entitled, Song of Songs: Representations of the self, spirituality and states of mind in art – from modernity to the digital age, curated by Rachel Thomas, Head of Exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. 

Designs for wrapping paper (open call)

November 1st 2021 ▪︎ presented by Bermuda National Gallery in the Bermuda.

Artists and designers are invited to submit designs for a holiday inspired wrapping paper which will be produced in time for the upcoming festive season. There is a cash prize of $500 for each age category (18-25 and 26 and over). Both winners will also receive a private tour and rum tasting for up to 10 friends at the Bermuda National Gallery, a BNG membership and 10 sheets of wrapping paper. The winner of the 18-25 category will also win a mentorship programme with both BNG and Goslings. Click the link in our bio for details. The deadline for entry is Monday, November 1.

Jamaica, Jamaica! (exhibition)

November 1st 2021 ▪︎ presented by National Gallery of Jamaica in Jamaica.

The National Gallery of Jamaica will welcome visitors through its doors once again on October 5, 2021, as they begin a phased re-opening of their facilities to the public. The re-opening will include Gift and Coffee Shops (take out only) as well as the “Jamaica Jamaica!” Exhibition.

‘Free Space: reclaiming space in the digital world’ (exhibition)

November 1st 2021 ▪︎ presented by UNCTAD in Barbados.

This exhibition is a platform for artists to showcase their art and tell stories of freedom against the barrier of creating in a physical space.This exhibition features artists in Barbados, the Caribbean and in the Caribbean Diaspora around the world. The exhibition is an intersection of digital work and physical work all being showcased on the same digital platform.

Luis Carle’s ‘THE MAGIC OF EVERYDAY LIFE’ (exhibition)

October 7th – April 7th 2022 ▪︎ presented by Rutgers University in the U.S.

This exhibition presents the work of New York Puerto Rican photographer Luis Carle.  In his over 30-year career, Carle has dedicated himself to documenting the ways queer/Puerto Rican diasporic subjects recreate themselves and their surroundings in everyday life through extravagant gestures and performances that both transform them and their relationship to space.

«ORIGINE(S) » Codified times, crossed worlds (exhibition)

October 16th – October 30th ▪︎ presented by L’Art S’En Mêle Gallery in Guadeloupe.

An exhibition with immersive impromptus…” ORIGINE(S) “Codified times, crossed worlds. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 6 pm, we invite you to the opening, as part of the Festival Bleu Outremer. With CéDo, Céline CHAT, CIMA, David GUMBS, ABDAPHAÏ, Amandine UGER, for this 6th edition. Gallery L’art s’En Mêle, route de la riviera, Gosier

Gustavo Acosta, ‘A Series Of Unconnected Thoughts’ (exhibition)

September 3rd – November 6th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Lns Gallery in the U.S.

LnS GALLERY is honored to present cuban artist, Gustavo Acosta: A Series of Unconnected Thoughts, showcasing the most recent, and timely body of acrylic on canvas paintings that reflect the fragmented realities experienced throughout a unique moment in human history. Completed entirely in 2020, this pertinent exhibition is Acosta’s first solo show at LnS Gallery curated by Dennys Matos.

Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados 2022 (open call)

Now – November 30th 2021 ▪︎ presented by CAFA Fair in Barbados.

The 12th edition of Caribbean Fine Art Fair – Barbados is open for applications until November 30, 2021. The show will feature exhibitors representing the finest in Caribbean art, as well as select artists from the global African Diaspora. Our Diaspora Dialogue special exhibit will enter its 9th year as part of the Fair.

‘Adan an kalbass i ni dé kwi’ with artists Julie Chaffort and Antonin Detemple (exhibition)

October 2nd – October 30th 2021 ▪︎ presented by La Station Culturelle in Martinique.

From October 2 to 30, 2021, La Station Culturelle presents, at the Château de La Favorite, the exhibition Adan an kalbass i ni dé kwi by artists Julie Chaffort and Antonin Detemple. After a residency in Martinique in April 2021, the two artists were able to immerse themselves in the island and produce works that echo their initial works proposed in the SUITE program of the National Center for Plastic Arts (CNAP) and the Association for the Diffusion of Graphic and Plastic Arts (ADAGP).

I Am Because You Are by Gherdai Hassell (exhibition)

Now – October 30th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Bermuda National Gallery in Bermuda.

In I Am Because You Are, Gherdai Hassell creates a deliberate, living relationship with historic materials in order to give a voice to those who were silenced.  In so doing, she reminds us that “Black people as the descendants of the slave trade exist more as a human accomplishment than the remains of human destruction.”

Symbolic Self Portraits with Monica Marin (masterclass)

October 23rd, 2021 ▪︎ presented by St Croix Foundation in Saint Croix.

In this course, students will learn how to draw their face and its likeness using a face chart and other tips and tricks. The instructor will draw on inspiration from traditional to contemporary artists throughout art history, and her goal is that students will leave feeling empowered by capturing their likeness – whether it be realistic or abstract.

Career coaching with Kingston Creative (workshop)

October 29th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Kingston Creative in Jamaica.

Join Kingston Creative as they chat with experts in #careercoaching & #wellness to explore innovative strategies to help creatives get positioned for success & manage the impact of COVID. Fri. Oct 29, 2021 at 5PM! #ReadyToReemerge

‘Presence’by Irénée Shaw (exhibition)

October 4th – October 25th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Y Art gallery in Trinidad and Tobago.

‘Presence’ explores collective memory, the environment and our sense of belonging, on show until October 25th, Irénée Shaw’s paintings reflect her constant search for interconnectedness and unravels the many layers of our relationship with the world.

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