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Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti

03 07 20 / 04 25 20

Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti

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Dust Specks on the Sea focuses on sculptural works by over a dozen contemporary artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Haiti and addresses the various positionings of the postcolonial condition in this region. The exhibition’s title—Dust Specks on the Sea—is derived from a quote by former French President Charles de Gaulle, describing his view of the French Caribbean islands from an airplane in 1964. De Gaulle’s description speaks to the almost otherworldly mystery of an aerial view of the Caribbean archipelago, while at the same time calling into question a deep-seated hierarchical perspective stemming from France’s history as a powerful colonizing force in the Caribbean. In 1902 the eruption of the volcano Mount Pelée on the island of Martinique, destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing approximately 30,000 people in a matter of minutes. Poignant photographic images of the “worst volcanic disaster of the early 20th century” show the volcano’s dusty plume looming above the sparkling waters of the Caribbean; these visual documents allude to the complex and loaded sentiments of de Gaulle’s quote—the duality of perspective. The French Caribbean cannot be defined solely by its beauty nor by its historical trauma; through this exhibition, we aim to contribute to a contemporary, multi-layered understanding of this region.

This exhibition was generated by Hunter East Harlem Gallery at Hunter College in New York City, an institution dedicated to creating projects that build on the complicated circumstances of being a human in today’s world and bolstering the voices of creative people and thinkers. Through presenting a sculpture-based exhibition in a distinctive way—in many cases, the artworks will physically interact with one another, we hope to build a visual dialogue about how artwork can be one of the most powerful tools for personal and political expression. The second iteration of this exhibition will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, located in the heart of the Miami in the historically recognized “Ti Ayiti” (Little Haiti) neighborhood.  The mission of the Little Haiti Cultural Complex is to present and preserve Afro-Caribbean culture, train the next generation of leaders while leveraging arts and culture as tools for transformation and community building.

 Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti is curated by Arden Sherman with curatorial assistance by Marie Vickles and Katie Hood Morgan. The exhibition is made possible from support generously provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Hunter College.Additional sponsorship provided by the Directions of Cultural Affairs of Martinique and of Guadeloupe. 

Generous support for the artwork Bananas Deluxe, by Jean-Marc Hunt, has been provided by Chiquita Brands. Tabita Rezaire's artwork, Peaceful Warrior, was made possible by a loan from John Speier of The Crystal Cave Rock & Gem Shop, Davie, FL.

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Global / Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami

12 04 20 / 12 04 20
Little Haiti FL United States + Google Map

Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu  Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions. Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest…

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Global / Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami

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Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu 

Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions.

Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest and confluence in the Global South.  This exhibition and performance program, Pèfòmans Fanm, will feature a selection of Miami-based artists that represent the multiplicity of Afro-diasporic histories and nationalities, which define our region and connect it to the Caribbean.

Dèjá Vu, curated by Carl Juste, is a collection of artworks gathered over 15 years that are re-examined in broader context of their original intent. As if brought together by precognition, these pieces from various exhibitions together forge a state of immersion while pulling on emotions and senses relived through the present state before. 

Contemporary Visual Expression: outdoor exhibition at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex
Local Global: indoor exhibition at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex gallery
Dèjá Vu: indoor exhibition at IPC ArtSpace

OPENING HOURS
Wednesday, December 2 – Sunday, December 6, 12-6pm

OPENING PROGRAM – Virtual / IRL 
Friday, December 4: 10am – 3pm

10am - open to the public
11am - virtual zoom talk/panel with curators
12:30 - virtual zoom/physically distant tours of outdoor exhibition
2pm - virtual zoom/physically distant outdoor women’s performance program

All programs are FREE and open to the public and will take place in both our physical location and virtual platforms for the comfort and safety of our patrons.

To RSVP to join us at our physical location please visit: http://bit.ly/littlehaitiartweek
For any other questions please email us at: rsvplittlehaiti@gmail.com

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12 04 20 / 12 04 20
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Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu  Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions. Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest…

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Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Global / Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami

Overview

Show Full Overview Hide Full Overview

Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu 

Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions.

Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest and confluence in the Global South.  This exhibition and performance program, Pèfòmans Fanm, will feature a selection of Miami-based artists that represent the multiplicity of Afro-diasporic histories and nationalities, which define our region and connect it to the Caribbean.

Dèjá Vu, curated by Carl Juste, is a collection of artworks gathered over 15 years that are re-examined in broader context of their original intent. As if brought together by precognition, these pieces from various exhibitions together forge a state of immersion while pulling on emotions and senses relived through the present state before. 

Contemporary Visual Expression: outdoor exhibition at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex
Local Global: indoor exhibition at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex gallery
Dèjá Vu: indoor exhibition at IPC ArtSpace

OPENING HOURS
Wednesday, December 2 – Sunday, December 6, 12-6pm

OPENING PROGRAM – Virtual / IRL 
Friday, December 4: 10am – 3pm

10am - open to the public
11am - virtual zoom talk/panel with curators
12:30 - virtual zoom/physically distant tours of outdoor exhibition
2pm - virtual zoom/physically distant outdoor women’s performance program

All programs are FREE and open to the public and will take place in both our physical location and virtual platforms for the comfort and safety of our patrons.

To RSVP to join us at our physical location please visit: http://bit.ly/littlehaitiartweek
For any other questions please email us at: rsvplittlehaiti@gmail.com

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Global / Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami

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Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu  Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions. Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest…

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IPC ArtSpace

Global / Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami

Overview

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Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu 

Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions.

Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest and confluence in the Global South.  This exhibition and performance program, Pèfòmans Fanm, will feature a selection of Miami-based artists that represent the multiplicity of Afro-diasporic histories and nationalities, which define our region and connect it to the Caribbean.

Dèjá Vu, curated by Carl Juste, is a collection of artworks gathered over 15 years that are re-examined in broader context of their original intent. As if brought together by precognition, these pieces from various exhibitions together forge a state of immersion while pulling on emotions and senses relived through the present state before. 

Contemporary Visual Expression: outdoor exhibition at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex
Local Global: indoor exhibition at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex gallery
Dèjá Vu: indoor exhibition at IPC ArtSpace

OPENING HOURS
Wednesday, December 2 – Sunday, December 6, 12-6pm

OPENING PROGRAM – Virtual / IRL 
Friday, December 4: 10am – 3pm

10am - open to the public
11am - virtual zoom talk/panel with curators
12:30 - virtual zoom/physically distant tours of outdoor exhibition
2pm - virtual zoom/physically distant outdoor women’s performance program

All programs are FREE and open to the public and will take place in both our physical location and virtual platforms for the comfort and safety of our patrons.

To RSVP to join us at our physical location please visit: http://bit.ly/littlehaitiartweek
For any other questions please email us at: rsvplittlehaiti@gmail.com

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Global / Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami

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Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents Contemporary Visual Expression, Local Global, and Dèjá Vu  Contemporary Visual Expression, featuring an outdoor exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié, will celebrate Global/Borderless Caribbean’s 12 years of programming. The aim with this exhibition is not just to show that these islands all have artists worthy of appellation but more so to underline the universality of their “regional” visions. Local Global, curated by Marie Vickles will focus on Miami as a central point of geographic interest…

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03 07 20 / 04 25 20

Dust Specks on the Sea focuses on sculptural works by over a dozen contemporary artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Haiti and addresses the various positionings of the postcolonial condition in this region. The exhibition’s title—Dust Specks on the Sea—is derived from a quote by former French President Charles de Gaulle, describing his view of the French Caribbean islands from an airplane in 1964. De Gaulle’s description speaks to the almost otherworldly mystery of an aerial view of the Caribbean archipelago, while at the same time calling into question a deep-seated hierarchical perspective stemming from France’s history as a powerful colonizing force in the Caribbean. In 1902 the eruption of the volcano Mount Pelée on the island of Martinique, destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing approximately 30,000 people in a matter of minutes. Poignant photographic images of the “worst volcanic disaster of the early 20th century” show the volcano’s dusty plume looming above the sparkling waters of the Caribbean; these visual documents allude to the complex and loaded sentiments of de Gaulle’s quote—the duality of perspective. The French Caribbean cannot be defined solely by its beauty nor by its historical trauma; through this exhibition, we aim to contribute to a contemporary, multi-layered understanding of this region.

This exhibition was generated by Hunter East Harlem Gallery at Hunter College in New York City, an institution dedicated to creating projects that build on the complicated circumstances of being a human in today’s world and bolstering the voices of creative people and thinkers. Through presenting a sculpture-based exhibition in a distinctive way—in many cases, the artworks will physically interact with one another, we hope to build a visual dialogue about how artwork can be one of the most powerful tools for personal and political expression. The second iteration of this exhibition will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, located in the heart of the Miami in the historically recognized “Ti Ayiti” (Little Haiti) neighborhood.  The mission of the Little Haiti Cultural Complex is to present and preserve Afro-Caribbean culture, train the next generation of leaders while leveraging arts and culture as tools for transformation and community building.

 Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti is curated by Arden Sherman with curatorial assistance by Marie Vickles and Katie Hood Morgan. The exhibition is made possible from support generously provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Hunter College.Additional sponsorship provided by the Directions of Cultural Affairs of Martinique and of Guadeloupe.

Generous support for the artwork Bananas Deluxe, by Jean-Marc Hunt, has been provided by Chiquita Brands. Tabita Rezaire’s artwork, Peaceful Warrior, was made possible by a loan from John Speier of The Crystal Cave Rock & Gem Shop, Davie, FL.

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03 07 20 - 8:00 am
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04 25 20 - 5:00 pm
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