Jamaica Biennial 2017 Special Project,”8 Years to Freedom”

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 is currently on view at the National Gallery of Jamaica and Devon House in Kingston and at National Gallery West in Montego Bay and continues at all three sites until May 28. Here is another feature on one of the international invitees, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, whose site-specific video installation “8 Years to […]

via Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Special Projects: Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow — National Gallery of Jamaica Blog

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Jamaica Biennial 2014 – Hours and Admission

Looks likes an amazing representation of work.

National Gallery of Jamaica Blog

The Jamaica Biennial 2014 continues until March 15, 2015. Viewing hours and admission charges are as follows:

Installation shot - Jamaica Biennial - Deborah Installation view – Jamaica Biennial 2014 @ National Gallery of Jamaica (Photo: Deborah Anzinger)

1. NATIONAL GALLERY OF JAMAICA

12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston (entrance on Orange Street)

On view: main exhibition

Opening Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm

Also open every Last Sunday of the month and occasionally for other Sunday functions

(Closed on Monday and most Sundays, and on public holidays)

Admission:

Adults: $400

Seniors and Teachers accompanying students: $ 200

Children under 16 and Students with ID: free

Guided tours (max 25 persons): $ 3,000; for schools: $ 2,000

Admission and tours are free on Last Sundays

For additional visitor information, click here

Renee Cox - Zulu Man Tree (from Sacred Geometry), digital photograph Renee Cox – Zulu Man Tree (from Sacred Geometry), digital photograph

2. NATIONAL GALLERY WEST

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INCEN•DIARIO at PPL, 104 Meserole St. Brooklyn, NY. May 22, 2014. 8-11pm

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INCEN•DIARIO is an ongoing, traveling event series of both live and video performance art. The curation process includes an open call and select commissioned works. Each exhibition features pieces that communicate labour and physical struggle as a gateway to fantasy and the fantastic.

INCEN•DIARIO exists as an opportunity to showcase artists who are working with radical ideas and addressing the current state of affairs. By being present in the space together and creating work that directly or abstractly addresses political issues, injustices, gender roles, historical incidents with lasting effects, current events, class warfare, etc., we set fire to the day and create a glimpse of a fantastic utopian world in the performance space and beyond.

 

“Out of Many One People”, 2014. Performance. 15 minutes by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

In “Out of Many One People” the recent state of events in Jamaica has become the focus of this work. The possibility of constructing a trans-shipment hub at Goat Islands, located off the south coast of St Catherine, Jamaica has been in debate with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) in Beijing, China. The (CHEC) wants is 3,000 acres of land to build a shipping port. The government is aiming for the hub to be in operations by 2015 in order to coincide with the reopening of the Panama Canal. However, the building of this port would create a devastating impact to the Goat Islands and the surrounding coastal environment.

According to the Jamaica Environment Trust and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation the destruction of mangroves, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and endangered species could lead up to the degradation of the ancient dry limestone forest of Hellshire Hills and would only bring on the brink of an ecological disaster to the Portland Bight Protected Area.

Yet the Jamaican government is seeing this as a win-win opportunity with the CHEC as the CHEC promises to deliver 10,000 jobs to Jamaica.

 

In the performance “Out of Many One People” named after Jamaica’s national motto, and Jamaica’s meaning “Land of Wood and Water” may no longer be that. Moving images of Jamaica are projected onto the wall and plays for the entire duration. I will be running in place in front of the projection for the full length of the performance to reggae music. By doing this action I hope to add another layer of what we may commonly associate with Jamaica- the best track & field teams in history. So much glamour and praise is placed upon these athletes and the music year round that as not much seems to be said about the degradation of Jamaica’s natural landscape during the process of ‘economic development’. It goes without saying that Jamaica’s tourism may also feel the effects of such an investment. Why would tourists want to visit Jamaica if the environment is not environmentally safe, protected or socially responsible? Paradise may be lost but we can help it to prevail.

 

-Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

 

Bibliography:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvFs1wqZrAM

http://savegoatislands.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FJreRpQf4o

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/22/saving-goat-islands-jamaica/

 

Sign the petition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/prime-minister-portia-simpson-miller-et-al-no-trans-shipping-port-portland-bight-protected-area-jamaica?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#share

 

 

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The In-between Places of Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow’s Visual Art Practice

A special Thank- you to Jacqueline Bishop for her thoughtful article on my work in the Huffington Post.

I like that she brought up the importance of the state of the natural resources in our shared homeland, Jamaica.

We hope that this message gets across to the right people.

Jodie

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"The Peaceful Army" (Props for Performance), 2013.

“The Peaceful Army” (Props for Performance), 2013.

Synthetic Zero

I am showing my sculpture “The Peaceful Army” , 2013. Wood, foamcore, acrylic, paper. 60″x 34″x 40″.

The next art/video/performance Synthetic Zero Event is curated by Mitsu Hadeishi, and will be at BronxArtSpace (only 20 mins from Union Square). The show includes performance, experimental video, and visual art.

performance

Patrick Quinn – performance – New York, NY (Sat only)
Cory Kram – performance – Philadelphia, PA (Sat only)

experimental video

Kyra Garrigue – “Passage” – Troy, NY
Julien Poidevin – “Symp/tone” – Nantes, France
Joan Oh – “Double Tap, Construe” – Philadelphia, PA
Sandrine Deumier and Alx P.op – “Un.reality” – Toulouse, France
Michael Betancourt – “Dancing Glitch” – Savannah, GA
Kim Collmer – “The Conversation” – Cologne, Germany
Fran Lejeune and Jean-Michel Rolland – “Neons Melody” – Lorraine, France
Charles Chadwick – “She Saw His Reflection and Thought He Was Inside” – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Guli Silberstein – “Video Work” – London, UK
Jasmine Powell – “Counterparting” – Berlin, Germany

visual art

Sabrina Barrios – installation – New York, NY
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow – sculpture – Brooklyn, NY
Frank Spigner – electronic installation – New York, NY
Meg Duguid – newspapers – Brooklyn, NY
Anna Lise Jensen – photography – New York, NY
Emily Roberts-Negron – prints – Woodstock, NY
Shannon Novak – iPad interactive installation – Auckland, New Zealand
Jurgen Trautwein – interactive installation – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Maya Jeffereis – video installation – Brooklyn, NY
Alyssa Casey – collage – New York, NY
Karl Heinz Jeron – video installation – Berlin, Germany
Tycho Horan – prints – New York, NY
Jess Willa Wheaton – painting – New York, NY
Balam Solor – interactive cube installation – New York, NY

If you would like to submit work for a future show, email us at art@bronxartspace.com with information about your submission; links, images, etc. Video should be submitted as a video file, Vimeo, or YouTube link.

Synthetic Zero / BronxArtSpace
305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx, NY 10454
art@bronxartspace.com

DIRECTIONS:

The art space is at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454.

We’re about 20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th, transfer to 6, one stop to 3rd Ave/138th St, it’s 2 blocks from there. Note there are two exits at 3rd Ave/138th, one at Alexander Ave and one at 3rd Ave. Ring 3A or 1B if 1A does not answer.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO FRIENDS! Thanks.

Note: These events are made possible in part by contributions from individual donors, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Puffin Foundation.

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