Edward Sullivan, New York University
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Friday, October 25th at 3.30 pm
Seating Area - First Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building.
This week we welcome esteemed art historian, Edward Sullivan, New York University, to launch Beyond Representation in Contemporary Caribbean Art by colleague, Carlos Garrido Castellano in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. The book arises from several years of field research and curatorial activity in museums, universities, and cultural institutions of Jamaica, Trinidad, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the United States. It explores the ways in which Caribbean individuals and communities have recurred to art and visual creativity to create and sustain public spaces of discussion and social interaction. The book analyzes contemporary Caribbean art in relation to broader discussions of citizenship, cultural agency, critical geography, migration, and social justice. Covering a broad range of artistic projects, including curatorial practice, socially engaged art, institutional politics, public art, and performance, this study is about the imaginative ways in which Caribbean subjects and communities rearrange the sociocultural framework(s) they inhabit and share.