As we head towards fall, the busy art calendar is brewing some exciting events for you this September, we’ve selected the top 15 Caribbean events to not miss this exciting month. Stay up to date with the latest events in the Caribbean through our art events agenda: www.caribeart.fr
”IN DARK SEAS: SWIMMING WITH SEA BUTTERFLIES” (exhibition)
September 1st – October 1st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Bermuda National Gallery in Bermuda.
The Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) is pleased to open the BNG Project Space with a new exhibition produced in collaboration with the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS).
Barbadian artist Alberta Whittle’s upcoming exhibition: ‘Reset’ (Screening)
July 31st – October 31st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Forma in the UK.
Jupiter Artland is delighted announce the details of their upcoming exhibition of the work of Turner-Prize co-winning artist Alberta Whittle. Alberta Whittle produced RESET at the height of lockdown, filming across Scotland (at Jupiter Artland and her home-town Glasgow), South Africa and Barbados and responding to the immediate context of the Black Lives Matter movement, the global pandemic and climate emergency. The film skilfully connects emergent fears of contagion, moral panic and xenophobia with a call to action – a demand – to face and heal injustices and cultivate hope in hostile environments. RESET was co-commissioned and co-produced by Frieze and Forma.
Kingston Culture Forum (online workshops)
September 25th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Kingston Creative, online.
If you are a creative, a creative entrepreneur, a lover of the arts, a small business owner, someone with a side hustle in the creative industries or thinking about starting one, this forum is for you.
‘In Lieu of Flowers’ – Medulla Art Gallery (exhibition)
September 6th – October 30th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Medulla Gallery in Trinidad & Tobago.
Medulla Art Gallery presents IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, A group exhibition featuring: Justin de Verteuil, Sarah Knights, Marcus Leotaud, Taya Serrao.
Applied arts with Frantz Zephirin (workshop)
September 11th – November 27th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Le centre d’Art in Haiti.
Join Zephirin’s academic drawing course from September 11th to November 27th. This course is designed for people with an intermediate level of drawing who want to improve their observation drawing technique.
Af-flux: Transnational Black Biennale – 2021 edition: MONDE BOSSALE (Biennale)
September 11th – December 11th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Afflux Biennale in Canada.
From September 11 to December 11, 2021, the Quebec public will be able to attend Af-flux: the first Black Transnational Biennale in its history. Many Caribbean Artists will be there : Esther Calixte-Béa (Haïti), Cécilia Bracmort (Guadeloupe/Martinique), Ernest Breleur (Martinique), Philippe Thomarel (Guadeloupe), Jérôme Havre (Martinique), Michaëlle Sergile (Haïti), Nyugen Smith (Caraïbe),…
This biennial event is articulated around physical exhibitions, conferences and performances. Important actors of the Quebec art scene participate: The Art Mûr gallery; the artist-run centers: Circa Art Actuel, Articule, Oboro; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Maison de la Culture Claude Léveillée, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec; and the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design of the Université Laval
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (film festival)
The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival is pleased to announce that this year’s festival will screen twenty-one feature-length films from the Caribbean, the diaspora, and films by international filmmakers made in and about the region. Here’s a taste of seven! See profile feed for the next fourteen!
The Other Side of the Pentaprism (exhibition)
August 26th to November 13th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Tern Gallery in the Bahamas.
The Other Side of the Pentaprism (re-)mirrors a vision of the Caribbean as it is, but seldom is seen. The six artists in this show are the pentaprism, filtering their gaze through their creative vision. Revealing a different universe while questioning the “real” one in which we inhabit, the exhibition upsets the narratives and histories many of us have been taught, showing that the norms and status quo are truly mad. Is it not our accepted world that is illogical? A world where the homes of the enslavers are venerated while those of the enslaved are forgotten, where women are valued only for their ability to serve or bear children, and where histories are unwritten. These artists present us rather with a world where people exist as more than props within a fabricated backdrop.
Tropical Landscapes: NATURE-CULTURE ENTANGLEMENTS (call for papers)
Deadline November 30th 2021 ▪︎ presented by eTropic: Electronic Journal of studies in the tropics online
This CFP is open to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary intertwinings, as well as new perspectives on established disciplinary approaches. It invites papers that consider landscapes between, for example: nature and culture, humans and animals, indigeneity and colonialism, science and poetics, histories and futures, reality and fiction, mythologies and technologies, spirits and humans, natural sciences and social sciences, the sacred and mundane, and the global and local.
“Free Body” by Jeffrey Meris (solo exhibition)
September 1st – October 1st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Mestre Projects in the Bahamas.
Mestre Projects is proud to announce ‘Free Body’ the first solo exhibition in The Bahamas by Jeffrey Meris (born in 1991 in Haiti and raised in the Bahamas) ‘Free Body’ is based on a group of Meris’ recent ‘paintings’: large and medium scale, hybrid collage-sculptural works created from accumulations of loosely-connected rust-stained rags.
Collecting Caribbean Art: Connoisseurship and Impact (workshop)
September 9th – 12th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Jamaica Art Society in Jamaica.
Join JAS + @thearmoryshow Sunday, September 12th at 2 pm for Collecting Caribbean Art: Connoisseurship and Impact. Meet us in the Amory Live Theater, Hall 3D for a riveting conversation with Gardy St. Fleur (@gardy.stfleur), Founder, St. Fleur; Kenneth Montague (@drkmontague), Collector; Susanne Fredricks (@suziewongpresents), Gallerist, Art Advisor / Consultant, Collector, moderated by Tiana Webb Evans (@tiana_webb_evans), Founder and Director, Jamaica Art Society
‘Wonders of Clay – Perfectly Imperfect’(exhibition)
Now – October 14th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by the National Gallery in the Cayman Islands.
‘Wonders of Clay – Perfectly Imperfect’ featuring a survey of work by ceramicist Virginia Foster – known to many as Cayman’s beloved storyteller Auntie V. Opening this evening, this beautiful collection of works is on for five weeks.
Momenta Image Biennale: “Quand la nature ressent” (17th edition)
September 8th – October 14th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Momenta in Canada.
This edition of MOMENTA, which presents artists from the Caribbean, including Tabita Rezaire, Jamilah Sabur and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz – opens the door to multiple interpretations. On the one hand, it focuses on a human feeling nature, for example, by feeling a blueberry picked in the forest, awakening the five senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. On the other hand, she attaches herself to nature which feels in return.
Trinidadian artist: Che Lovelace exhibits at the Independent Art Fair (art fair)
September 9th to 26th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Independent Art Fair in New York.
Independent New York is pleased to announce the artistic program for this year’s edition, selected by founding curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs and co-produced in collaboration with leading galleries, non-profits and museums worldwide.
“Somos, Seremos” (exhibition)
September 18th 2021 ▪︎ presented by Lia GB in Dominican Republic.
“We are, we will be” new pieces by Lia GB Saturday, September 18 Doors open from 1pm-9pm.