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Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean

Group show at Kunsthal KAdE . 2012
Date: 25 May, 2012 until 26 August, 2012

Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, was an ambitious exhibition which sought to offer a look at contemporary art practice in the Caribbean and amongst artists of the Caribbean Diaspora. The exhibition distinguished itself for its embrace of artists frequently identified with Latin American art, rather than with dominant notions of Caribbean Art. For Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, some 37 artists from 17 countries were brought together. Practitioners as follows: Ryan Oduber (Aruba), Jocelyn Gardner, Sheena Rose (Barbados), Oswaldo Macia (Colombia), Edgar Léon (Costa Rica), Alexandre Arrechea, Carlos Garaicoa, Yaima Carrazanam Ana Mendieta (Cuba), David Bade, Tirzo Martha, Tony Monsanto (Curaçao), Marcos Lora Read, Jorge Pineda, Limber Vilorio (Dominican Republic), Bruno Pedurand (Guadaloupe), Hew Locke (Guyana), Mario Benjamin, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Edouard Duval Carrié (Haiti), Marvin Bartley, Renée Cox, Leasho Johnson, Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica), Jean Francois Boclé, David Damoison (Martinique), Jhafis Quintero Gonzales, Jonathon Harker & Donna Conlon (Panama), Pepón Osorio (Puerto Rico), Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (Puerto Rico & Cuba), Michael McMillan (St. Vincent), Remy Jungerman, Charl Landvreugd, Marcel Pinas (Suriname), and Wendell McShine (Trinidad).

The exhibition was curated by Nancy Hoffmann. Her introduction included the following:

“…So, I concluded I should tell the many stories there are to tell about the Caribbean. This exhibition is mainly about the content. Trying to tell a discursive story about the complex background against which  this are has developed and matured, not about whether or not these artists are Caribbean (enough?)… Among the many things I discovered while travelling the region was that the ties to the (former) motherland had created several Caribbean regions: Francophone, Anglophone, Hispanic and Dutch. They hardly interfere with each other. even if they try, it is practically unfeasible. It is easier and a lot less expensive to travel from Paris to Martinique for instance, than from anywhere in the region itself.”

The exhibition took place at Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, the Netherlands, from 25 May - 25 August 2012.

In July 2016, the online review portal of the College Art Association, caa.reviews, published a review of the catalogue, written by Marcela Guerrero.

www.caareviews.org/reviews/2837#.WR7UdBPyto5

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2012

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»  Renée Cox

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»  Edouard Duval-Carrié

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»  Joscelyn Gardner

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»  Hew Locke

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»  Kunsthal KAdE

Amersfoort, Netherlands

Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2012
Published by: Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort
Year published: 2012
Number of pages: 144
ISBN: 978-94-6022-211-5

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Fascinating catalogue, with numerous colour plates, accompanying Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, an ambitious exhibition which sought to offer a look at contemporary art practice in the Caribbean and amongst artists of the Caribbean Diaspora. The exhibition distinguished itself for its embrace of artists frequently identified with Latin American art, rather than with dominant notions of Caribbean Art. For Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, some 37 artists from 17 countries were brought together. Within the catalogue, the artists were grouped according to one of four regions - Dutch, Hispanic, Anglophone or Francophone Caribbean.

Practitioners as follows: Ryan Oduber (Aruba), Jocelyn Gardner, Sheena Rose (Barbados), Oswaldo Macia (Colombia), Edgar Léon (Costa Rica), Alexandre Arrechea, Carlos Garaicoa, Yaima Carrazanam Ana Mendieta (Cuba), David Bade, Tirzo Martha, Tony Monsanto (Curaçao), Marcos Lora Read, Jorge Pineda, Limber Vilorio (Dominican Republic), Bruno Pedurand (Guadaloupe), Hew Locke (Guyana), Mario Benjamin, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Edouard Duval Carrié (Haiti), Marvin Bartley, Renée Cox, Leasho Johnson, Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica), Jean Francois Boclé, David Damoison (Martinique), Jhafis Quintero Gonzales, Jonathon Harker & Donna Conlon (Panama), Pepón Osorio (Puerto Rico), Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (Puerto Rico & Cuba), Michael McMillan (St. Vincent), Remy Jungerman, Charl Landvreugd, Marcel Pinas (Suriname), and Wendell McShine (Trinidad).

The exhibition was curated by Nancy Hoffmann. Her catalogue introduction included the following:

“…So, I concluded I should tell the many stories there are to tell about the Caribbean. This exhibition is mainly about the content. Trying to tell a discursive story about the complex background against which  this are has developed and matured, not about whether or not these artists are Caribbean (enough?)… Among the many things I discovered while travelling the region was that the ties to the (former) motherland had created several Caribbean regions: Francophone, Anglophone, Hispanic and Dutch. They hardly interfere with each other. even if they try, it is practically unfeasible. It is easier and a lot less expensive to travel from Paris to Martinique for instance, than from anywhere in the region itself.”

The exhibition took place at Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, the Netherlands, from 25 May - 25 August 2012.

A review of the publication, by Marcela Guerrero, was published on the caa.reviews website, on 21 July 2016. www.caareviews.org/reviews/2837#.V5EUhY5FCZB

Contents as follows:

Foreword by Robert Roos, Chief curator, Kunsthal KAdE

Introduction by Nancy Hoffman

Introduction Dutch region by Charl Landvreugd - Spirited Gestures: Notes on Life Masquerading as Art

Works, biographies and short statements by artists from the Dutch region

Introduction Hispanic region by Victoria López Rodriguez - Prayer for a Good Friday

Works, biographies and short statements by artists from the Hispanic region

Introduction Anglophone region by Dr. Leon Wainwright - Global Change and Contemporary Art of the Caribbean: Notes on the Futurology of a Sustainable Art Community

Works, biographies and short statements by artists from the Anglophone region

Introduction Francophone region by Giscard Bouchotte - Creativity as a Horizon; A World to be Shared?

Works, biographies and short statements by artists from the Francophone region

Jocelyn Valton in Conversation with Simon Njami - Art in the Caribbean, A Way to Defy History

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