Global Caribbean IV and Pieces of Jamaica join forces
with Art Basel 2012 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Artists from the French and English speaking Caribbean play an integral part of
Art Basel Miami as they celebrate diversity through art, music and culture during a weekend of planned events.
On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6pm a VIP and Press reception will be held for the opening of “Global Caribbean IV” and “Pieces of Jamaica” at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 Northeast 59th Terrace Miami, FL 33137. A selection of artists representing the Caribbean will display pieces that will be a part of the Art Basel satellite program, as well as the book signing for the recently published book, “Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition”. The exhibit will be opened to the public on the morning of December 7th, 2012 and will end February 16th, 2013. Admission is free.
Artist and Curator, Edouard Duval Carrie, will present the fourth installation of Global Caribbean entitled French West Indies & Guyana, Focus on the Contemporary Expression featuring fourteen artists from the French Caribbean. The Little Haiti Cultural Center will provide a platform for the work of Arno-Eddy Firmin (Guadelupe), Christian Bertin (Martinique), Ernest Breleur (Martinique), Jean Marc Hunt (Guadeloupe), Thierry Jarrin (Martinique), Valérie John (Martinique), Louis Laouchez (Martinique), Mirtho Linguet (French Guiana), Christophe Mert (Martinique), Bruno Pédurand (Guadeloupe), Luz Severino (Dominican Republic/ Martinique), Philippe Thomarel (Guadeloupe), Thierry Tian-Sio-Po (French Guiana), Laurent Valère (Martinique).
The weekend will consist of panel discussions featuring the eminent scholar and anthropologist, M. Gerry L’Etang, who will address the historical context in which French Antillean artistic expression has evolved; Mme. Renée-Paule Yung-Hing, ardent art promoter and member of the regional council of Martinique, will address the modern artistic problematic of the region; Mme. Dominique Brebion, contemporary art critic, who has been mounting exhibits hailing from the region for many years, will present an overview of the artists in the exhibition. The Global Caribbean project is under the umbrella of the French government’s Institut Français’s “Caraibes en Creation” program which was established to promote Caribbean contemporary artistic expression.
Pieces of Jamaica will showcase artwork that reflects the traditional and avante garde expressions of Jamaican artists in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its independence. A prolific artist, Karl “Jerry” Craig has had one man exhibitions in England, the USA and Jamaica as well as exhibited in many group shows in Canada, Europe, several Latin American countries, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Republic of Dominica, Cuba and Botswana. His work is included in many public and private collections in many countries of the world. David Muir, through photography, showcases the candid beauty of the Jamaican people and its rich and diverse landscape. He has garnered acclaim and excitement from a wide cross-section of art aficionados and general art lovers, prompting a number of exhibitions both locally and internationally. The publication of his book, “Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition,” now affords a larger audience to enjoy his work in their homes and for those who are not able to afford the actual pieces from the collection to have this heirloom quality keepsake.
A regular participant of Art Basel, the Little Haiti Cultural Center will provide a weekend of Caribbean art, culture and music that reflects both French and English speaking islands. A warm invitation is extended to the community to attend and participate.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, December 6 OPENING RECEPTION
VIP / Press Event for Global Caribbean IV &
Pieces of Jamaica
Courtyard | Time 6 – 8pm
Guests include: Clement Foundation of Martinique | Institut Français’s “Caraibes en Creation” program
Pieces of Jamaica – Presentation and Book Signing
Theatre | 8 – 10pm
Video, music and culture presentation in honor of the Jamaican 50th Independence.
Open to the Public
Friday, December 7 Vernissage of Global Caribbean IV
Main Gallery & Theatre |10 am – noon
Panel Discussion with Curators
Open to the Public 12 – 6pm
Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 Center Open to the Public 10 AM – 6PM