Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Hew Locke (British, b. 1959). El Dorado, 2005. Mixed media, 114 1/4 x 68 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (290 x 175 x 60 cm). West Collection, Oaks, Pennsylvania (Photo: FXP Photography)

August 31, 2007–January 27, 2008

Infinite Island presents some eighty works made in the last six years that reflect the region's dynamic mix of cultures, its diasporas, and its socio-political realities, all of which are constantly transforming themselves. The forty-five emerging and established artists, who work both in the Caribbean and abroad, represent multiple perspectives as they explore the complexities of Caribbean history and identity. Including painting, sculpture, photography, prints and drawings, video, and installation, the exhibition is grouped around themes that encompass history, memory, politics, myth, religion, and popular culture.

The exhibition is curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum.

Sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies.

The exhibition is made possible by the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Exhibition Fund and the Barbara and Richard Debs Exhibition Fund. Generous support is contributed by the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the American Center Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is contributed by the Friends of Brooklyn Museum, the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam, and the Consulate General of the Netherlands.

The accompanying catalogue is supported by a Brooklyn Museum publications endowment established by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

AM New York Logo is media sponsor.

Exhibition Highlights

Tirzo Martha: Spirit of the Caribe Polibio Diaz: Despues de la siesta Raquel Paiewonsky: Levitando: A un solo pie Jorge Pineda: Mambru Colectivo Shampoo: D La Mona Plaza Storm Saulter: Waterboot Marcel Pinas: Kuku Christopher Cozier: Tropical Night Alexandre Arrechea: Elementos arquitectonicos Jean-Ulrick Desert: The Burqa Project Glenda Leon: Prolongacion del deseo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla: Under Discussion Alex Burke: The Spirit of Caribbean Ewan Atkinson: You Will Have to Use Soap Liset Castillo: Departure Point I Satch Hoyt: Say It Loud! Arthur Simms and Peter Orner: Globe: The Veld Nicole Awai: Specimen from L.E. Deborah Jack:T/here Miguel Luciano: Platano Pride



Say It Loud! Artist Talk: Hew Locke Artist Talk: Raquel Paiewonsky Artist Talk: Deborah Jack Artist Talk: Polibio Diaz Artist Talk: Annalee Davis

Exhibition Catalogue

Catalogue Cover