Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Jennifer Allora (b. United States 1974; works in Puerto Rico) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Cuban, b. 1971; works in Puerto Rico). Under Discussion, 2005. Single-channel DVD, color, sound, 6 min. 14 sec. Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Artist Statement

One of the things we are looking at is the development and use of the term "landscape" and "landmark"—how these terms are related and how they differ. The term landscape has a long history within the arts—music, literature, the visual arts, and architecture. With landscape, as Vito Acconci has aptly described it, the "land escapes"—it's that portion of a territory that the eye can comprehend in a single view.

 

33 Comments

THIS SHOWS THAT EVERYTHHING A PERSON HAS IS NOT GARBAGE IT CAN BE USED FRO MANY THNGS
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WOW!
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Love the way you createed the boat
— Posted by Amilia Velazquez And Sierra Daniels
this peace looks very dangours but kool and fun at the same time
— Posted by jaheem jones
this is cool
— Posted by dontmoderateme
wow.
— Posted by person
I MET A GROUP OF YOUNG MEN FROM PR. ON A PLANE GOING TO NY TO FIND WORK. THEY CARRIED WITH THEM SOMETHING FROM HOME. THEY DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE HOME. POVERTY DROVE THEM TO FIND WORK ELSEWHERE, THE PLIGHT OF THE ANONYMOUS?
— Posted by BETTY DOWLING
going away is difficult, even if you take part of your life with you. alone in a room or ocean may be the same
— Posted by Betty Dowling
if this aint art... i dont know what the **** is
— Posted by mike huntzitchy
the man on the upside down table boat was interesting. Itsool how he came with the idea to flip a table and stick an engine in the back of it.
— Posted by Brandon Toles
I love the tableboat movie because i'll like to do one like his tableboat and explore it.It might be great and share the tableboat with my friends.
— Posted by Karina Moran
I feel that this movie is really interesting I would love to explore a diffrent kind of island on a boat. Made out from a table. I feel like this movie is an inspiration to everybody to explore new and fascinating things. I would love to see this movie agian it reminds me that the sky's the limit.
— Posted by Sheena Coggins
It was a great way to express the situation. WELL DONE!!!!!
— Posted by Esther Frank
i think that this work is very emotionally in a way and can symbolize so many things!1!``
— Posted by Ladii C
Scince there is the word "Discussion" stated in the title,then it's relevent to have a board meeting table upside down.
— Posted by Chadrick Lawrence
It was my understanding that this piece aimed to speak to the Viequense struggle for land rights on their own island. To me, the man traveling aimlessly on a table represents the desire to plant a home--and what better image of home than a kitchen table--on an island that has been, time and again, through various pretexts and excuses, usurped and reappropriated by the US government. I thought this piece was extremely powerful, and wished I could hear more from the artists in terms of their specific thoughts on the project.
— Posted by kristin Malone
Cool boat... That's an ingenious invention! Well, it's not an invention.. but it'll do... I should try it sometime... "i still think it's cool"
— Posted by Brooklyn College Students
this looks just like my dream boat
— Posted by julsie
i really like the caribbean art work and how nicely they have been advertised and it has improved.
— Posted by anonymous
cute
— Posted by julie
I see this as a portrait of escape and searching for prosperity. We all hear stories of how Caribbeans do whatever it takes to make it to the US. In fact this sort of proves that even a table and a motor can inspire one to chase their dream.
— Posted by Mr. Misguided
When I saw this artwork I was very impressed. It was very creative of this man to produce a boat out of a table.
— Posted by Angelina
>_< SICK~!!! WiCKed!!! ```~~~~Kyu
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poor in wealth...rich in sense...great in creativity
— Posted by steve
i hope this guy remembered to treat this table....i mean boat...he could be perfect feed for the fishes
— Posted by unknown
very creative
— Posted by cassie
nothing like a good sail on a sunny afternoon...even if its in a cheap floater
— Posted by gilligan
Everything seems nice, and great job.
— Posted by Li'l keke
very nice like this very much
— Posted by patrick claude
a very nice movie. and interesting
— Posted by Sasha
enjoyed my TABLE RIDE ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON
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this picture or art of work is extraordinary. it ia good piece of art.
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kick rocks dodge rain count clouds count sand
— Posted by lance williams

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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