Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Polibio Díaz (b. Dominican Republic 1952). Después de la siesta (After the Siesta), 2002–5, from the Interiors series. Chromogenic print, 59 x 118 1/8 in. (150 x 300 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

My art is oriented first to my fellow Dominicans, so we recognize and accept ourselves as we are: the wonderful complex mixture of several civilizations with their shades of color reflected in the complexity of our skin and culture. By making images of black and mulatto subjects the basis of my work, I challenge the aesthetic Greco-Latin codes on which we pretend to base the concept of Dominican beauty.

 

22 Comments

It looks good to me.
— Posted by Milo
Cool art work
— Posted by Amilia Velazquez And Sierra Daniels
that guy probably sufering inside
— Posted by lansha fearon
reminds me of home sweet home......
— Posted by Andy
iT REALLY CAUGHT MY ATTENTION....EXCELLENT PIECE
— Posted by KARiSHMA
The artist intention came across loud and clear. The people and the piece as a whole are beautiful indeed. It is lovely to see joy in the segment of society we would not make the notion to look at.
— Posted by surelys
i like the arts of this museum i wish they were more artifacts of history
— Posted by
i thought that this picture showed the ways and certain lifestyles of of the people that lived there
— Posted by ngozi williams
home sweet home....
— Posted by crackhead tyrone
thisiscool
— Posted by
Me parece una buena observación para nuestros paisanos, pues creo que detrás de cada blanco dominicano hay un bello negro.
— Posted by Felipa gil
your photos are very touching....full of hope and a celebration of the human ability to cope, adapt and make beautiful what little one might have.
— Posted by
tons of memories,a flashback of my childhood and the barrio
— Posted by Heilen
I like a lot the artist's reason from making this piece of art. I like how it shows the simplicity of us Domincans and even though our way of living is simple, it still is very beautiful.
— Posted by Stephanie
it reminds me of my culture and how unique it is. it reminds me of the colors shapes that surounded my childhood.
— Posted by Zunilda Rodriguez =]
amazing at first glance its hard to assign a race to poverty because it transcends us alll
— Posted by michelle mignott
Few realize how true and how common this scene is. This is how my mother grew up, this is still how my family lives today.
— Posted by
vivid and vibrant, something to remember
— Posted by
this is a classic piece reminds me of back home
— Posted by christine
good jog on the artifacts
— Posted by frank
it has been amazing to see the way the diaspora has literally made up this world
— Posted by
wonderful color.
— Posted by

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

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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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