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 […]
Looks likes an amazing representation of work.
The Jamaica Biennial 2014 continues until March 15, 2015. Viewing hours and admission charges are as follows:
1. NATIONAL GALLERY OF JAMAICA
12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston (entrance on Orange Street)
On view: main exhibition
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)
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
2. NATIONAL GALLERY WEST
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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.
Sign the petition:
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.
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.
Patrick Quinn – performance – New York, NY (Sat only)
Cory Kram – performance – Philadelphia, PA (Sat only)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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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.
Through a programming partnership with Grace Exhibition Space, ARC Magazine will present a one night exhibition that supports and extends the roundtable discussion held at VOLTA NY under the theme of “Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion” on the evening of March 8th, 2014. Starting at 8pm, the exhibition with the same title will support the works of Caribbean and diaspora-based artists whose practices intersect various disciplines including New Media, Performance Art and Socially Engaged Practices. It will highlight critical concerns in the development of visual language through the examination of private and public realities of a global contemporary Caribbean society.
The exhibition will support a selection of works by Kwesi Abbensetts (Guyana/USA), Steeve Bauras (Martinique/France), Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Jamaica/USA), Allana Clarke (Trinidad & Tobago/USA), Gilles Elie Dit Cosaque (Martinique / France), Ian Deleón (Cuba / USA), Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark), Antoine Hunt (Bermuda), Jayson Keeling (Jamaica/USA), Davina Lee (St. Lucia), Carolyn Lazard (USA/Haiti), Manuel Mathieu (Haiti), Olivia McGilchrist (Jamaica), Michael McIntosh (USA/Jamaica), Joiri Minaya (Dominican Republic/USA), Nile Saulter (Jamaica), Nyugen Smith (Trinidad/Haiti/USA), Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago) and Antonia Wright (Cuba/USA).
The evening will present three live performances by Nyugen E. Smith, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow and Ian Deleón, each dealing with ideas of healing and confrontation in relation to revelations of the body’s subjective presence within a social, political, gendered and personal landscape. Broadly, the works selected will engage with issues of labour, traumatic histories and their revisions, as well as the holistic development of an experiential moment or group of moments that create new narratives, linear and otherwise, through poetics, agency and play.
This exhibition is co-curated by Holly Bynoe and Yasmine Espert with production assistance from Laura Blüer.
In conjunction with this exhibition ARC will also present an artists’ talk on the evening of March 7th in collaboration with VOLTA NY. See here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260048104156820/
Grace Exhibition Space and Gallery is located 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
DIRECTIONS: Flushing Avenue Stop on J-Z Trains
Walk 3 blocks east on Broadway, between. Ellery St. & Park Ave. 840 Broadway – 2nd Floor, door to left of liquor store – ring top buzzer
Yasmine Espert is an Art History PhD student at Columbia University focusing on the modern and contemporary arts of the Caribbean/Diaspora, with an emphasis on cinema. In 2013, she co-curated the “Caribbean Short Film Night” (Grenada) with Holly Bynoe of ARC Magazine. Yasmine is a Fulbright alumna and a graduate fellow for The Digital Black Atlantic Project.
Laura Blüer is a photo/videographer and curator. Her work has been exhibited at Miami Art Basel, MoMA PS1, and the International Videoart Festival in Camagüey, Cuba, as well as DIY venues in NYC. Blüer was a co-founder/curator of the venue Fitness in Bushwick (2012-2014). She is currently opening a new space called GIRÓN Center for Arts & Tactics in Manhattan. Blüer is also collaborating on a new performance art publication, INCIDENT.
Holly Bynoe is a visual artist, curator and writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines currently living and working across the Caribbean. She is the Director and Editor-in-Chief of ARC Magazine. Bynoe is a graduate of Bard College | International Center of Photography where she earned an M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies in 2010.
About Grace Exhibition Space
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art. Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006. Grace Space received fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas in 2007.
About ARC Inc.
ARC Inc. is a non-profit print and online publication and social platform launched in 2011. It seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical space for contemporary artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. ARC is an online and social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its diasporas. ARC’s mission is to build awareness by fostering exchanges and opportunities that expand creative culture within the visual arts industry across the wider Caribbean and its diasporas.
by Stephanie Lindquist & Glendalys Medina
If you’ve been alive for the last five years, you are probably familiar with a lot of “new thought” literature and its ideas around love. Authors, speakers and coaches like Rhonda Byrne, Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins and Napoleon Hill all speak about love at some point or another. They talk about self-love and loving others and how they relate to our individual health, wealth as well as emotional and mental well-being. Others focus on the law of attraction, the power of gratitude or positive thinking. These ideas have become so popular in fact that I wouldn’t be surprised if this were the first time in history love has become so entrenched in public dialogue.
But what does any of this love stuff have to do with being an artist, you may ask. What’s the relationship between all these lovey-dovey things and the life of…
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Join the No Wave Performance Task Force at BIPAF (Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival) as tART member Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow opens this Thursday with her new performance “Gone gold”.
In the performance, “Gone gold” members of the audience are invited to partake in an ancient recreational pastime. The artist hopes to illustrate moments of leisure, tranquility, danger and renewal by being the force in each of the activities that occur with live fish.
This is a presentational and participatory performance that should be approximately 20 minutes.
In the score, members of the audience are…
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