Seascape Poetics

Seascape Poetics

February 12 – February 26, 2021
Hosted virtually by 4th Space and the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL) at Concordia University

To visit the virtual exhibition, please follow this link: http://seascapepoetics.com/

Curated by Bettina Pérez Martínez, “Seascape Poetics” is a virtual exhibition that examines the complexity of Caribbean relationships to water. Featuring six contemporary Caribbean artists – Lionel Cruet, Nadia Huggins, Deborah Jack, Olivia Mc Gilchrist, Jeffrey Meris, and Joiri Minaya – and drawing on the work of Caribbean scholars and theorists, the exhibition considers connections between water and regional colonial histories, rapidly accelerating climate change, and fluid archipelagic identities.


LIVE + RECORDED EVENTS

Friday, February 12th at 12 – 1:30pm EST
Vernissage & Virtual Curator Tour

Bettina Pérez Martínez (Curator) and Simone Cambridge (Curatorial Assistant) will guide participants through the virtual exhibition on Zoom. The tour will be an opportunity for visitors to get acquainted with the virtual platform and to ask the curators questions. This event will take place on Zoom and will be streamed live on 4th Space Concordia’s Facebook.

To participate in the Zoom event please RSVP here

Friday, February 19th at 12 – 2pm EST
How to be Caribbean:
A Virtual Panel Discussion on Identity and Migration

Seascape Poetics artists Lionel Cruet, Jeffrey Meris, and Joiri Minaya will discuss their experiences working and living in the Caribbean diaspora. Facilitated by Natalia Viera-Salgado, a Puerto Rican curator based in New York, the conversation will delve into the tropicalisation of the Caribbean, histories of migration, and the impact of distance on individual and community identity. This event will take place on Zoom and will be streamed live on 4th Space Concordia’s Facebook.

To participate in the Zoom event please RSVP here

Friday, February 26th at 7 – 8:30pm EST
Excerpts from Seascape Poetics: A Virtual Screening

A live virtual screening of video works from Seascape Poetics – Deborah Jack’s “Drawn by water: (Sea) drawings in [3] acts, Act One: Wait(Weight) on the Water (2018)”, Olivia Mc Gilchrist’s “Virtual ISLANDs: Submersion and Hybrid Identity in Virtual Reality (2020-2021)”, and Joiri Minaya’s “Labadee (2017)” . A Q&A with the artists and Bettina Pérez Martínez will take place after the screening. This event will take place on Zoom and will be streamed live on 4th Space Concordia’s Facebook.

To participate in the Zoom event please RSVP here


SPONSORS

Seascape Poetics was developed through the Beyond Museum Walls Curatorial Residency program at the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL).

This project is generously supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant, the Sustainability Action Fund at Concordia University, and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

Web and 3D developed by World Creation Network.

CONTACT
Curating and Public Scholarship Lab, Concordia University
LB 671 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1M8
capsl@concordia.ca

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