Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Tirzo Martha (b. Curaçao 1965). Spirit of the Caribe, 2005. Mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

My work is an existential analysis of our contemporary Caribbean societies—societies that are still afraid to free themselves from the burden created in the past. It's about the material fiction that coexists with the spiritual reality. We are experiencing a transitory existence in our transitory societies that gives birth to my transitory works.

 

12 Comments

Interesting is that what some houses look like?
— Posted by lola&soledad
wat?
— Posted by person
Tirzo.. Pabien! Congratulations! Great intriguing piece as usual. Very unfortunate that I learned about the exhibition only now. Still too many secrets in the Caribbean! Un abrazo.
— Posted by Stan Kuiperi
nice work done
— Posted by anna wen
Beautiful..and powerful.
— Posted by MsGoodSugga
Love the choice given: God's will or my own destiny. Let me tell you, from my experience. I come right back to God... I fall too many times on my own. I need a co-pilot.
— Posted by Nyasha.Nicole aka Mufaro's Daughter
I see this more as a doorway to combine the spiritual world and the real world. I feel that this artist uses this as a shrine to transfer to an area of tranquility whether it be mind, body, and spirit or not.
— Posted by Mr. Misguided
with the overpopulation in some places....this can be the only way to live
— Posted by al c
THIS PIECE IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL
— Posted by Christine 801
I THINK THIS REPRESENTS ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD
— Posted by DARREN SAUNDERS
times reporter alan cotter complained that the audio in the video installation within this piece competes with other parts of the exhibit, however, i think that the pervading cries are an eerie and effective reminder of what this exhibit is all about.
— Posted by
I can relate to the picture because in the homes of family friend's I see that and became accustom to seeing things similar to that.
— Posted by Francine R

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

BEHIND THE SCENES PODCAST COMMENTS EXHIBITION CHECKLIST

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

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