Exhibit – Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

This summer the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University features art that looks to the Caribbean islands and challenges traditional geographic and conceptual boundaries.

Featuring recent works by more than 70 artists with roots in over a dozen islands, Relational Undercurrents encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance that focus on the sweep of the archipelago instead of individual islands.

Central to the concept of the exhibition is the understanding that despite the varied colonial histories of the islands represented—Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and Trinidad and Tobago—related themes run through their contemporary art.

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