Aruba Linked/Caribbean Linked: A Collaborative Project between Ateliers ’89 and FRESH MILK

ARUBA LINKED/CARIBBEAN LINKED is a collaborative project coordinated by Ateliers ’89 and the Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. From October 12th to15th, visiting creatives Rocio Aranda Alvarado – curator at El Museo del Barrio, NYC; Paco Barragan – Independent curator, Madrid, Spain; Holly Bynoe – Visual Artist and co-founder of ARC, St. Vincent & the Grenadines; John Cox – Visual Artist, founder of Popop Studios and co-curator at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and Annalee Davis – Visual Artist and founder/director of the Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados, will gather at Ateliers ’89, Aruba.

Individual presentations about their own work as curators, editors and founders of informal networks will take place on October 13th. The panel of five on October 15th will focus on the shaping of a creative industry for practitioners from the Caribbean. Discussion about challenges and emerging possibilities in the region, the importance of mentoring young creatives, the development of new Caribbean products, the expansion of the critical arena, the role of the web and its power to democratise the field, the need to expose art production beyond ‘Caribbean’ themed exhibitions, and the promotion of artists working in non-mainstream locations will be explored.

ARC magazine will launch Issue 6 and John Cox will record a version of Blank Canvas at the Ateliers. ‘Aruba Linked’ – the Youth Biennial will open at Ateliers ’89 on October 15th bringing the programme to a close.

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