Saturday, June 7, 2014

Exhibition: “Al Braithwaite: The Limes Installation” ENDS on Saturday, June 7, 2014; Opening Conversation: Tuesday 13 May, 6.30 pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“The Limes Installation” May 13-June 7, 2014 at Alice Yard http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
Exhibition: “Al Braithwaite: The Limes Installation” from Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to Saturday, June 7, 2014; Opening Conversation: Tuesday 13 May, 6.30 pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Location: Alice Yard is the backyard space of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Email: helloaliceyard@gmail.com
About the Artist: “Al Braithwaite is a British conceptual artist who has been resident in Trinidad since April 2013, having relocated from London. In recent months he has been working out of Alice Yard’s Granderson Lab space in Belmont.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
Event Description: “Braithwaite’s new project The Limes Installation opens at Alice Yard on Tuesday 13 May, with an informal conversation in which the artist will discuss his recent work. The Limes Installation can be viewed until the night of Saturday 7 June, when the project will close with an informal get-together. The Limes Installation is a crop of limes that has been pulled out of the fire. The installation comprises 286 charred fruit.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
Artist’s Statement: “As a symbolic device placed in its historic context, the installation continues the tradition of fruit being used in art to symbolise mortal flesh, recalling the Dutch 17th-century Vanitas painting tradition. It revisits this tradition together with an earlier (mid-16th century) tradition of burning heretics during the English Reformation, during the reign of Mary I. The names of the 286 men and women who died for their faith in this way for resisting papal authority are applied to labels on the exterior of the fruits.” –Al Braithwaite — Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
About the Venue: “Since 2008, Alice Yard has run a residency programme hosting artists, curators, and other creative practitioners wishing to visit and work in our space and with our network of collaborators, or to research and experience the contemporary art scene in Port of Spain. We have hosted visitors on stays ranging from a few days to a few months, some focusing on a specific project or work in progress, others more open-ended and exploratory. We have also hosted “local” residencies for Trinidad-based artists requiring temporary working space to explore an idea or complete a project. . . . Alice Yard is at once a physical space, a collaborative network, and an ongoing conversation about contemporary art and creativity in the Caribbean. Based in the backyard of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Alice Yard has been a venue for creative experiment since opening in September 2006. We draw on the long tradition of communal “yard” spaces in urban Trinidad, places of improvisation and exchange.” — Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/p/alice-yard-residency-programme.html and https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard/info

All are invited. For further information: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/, https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard and https://twitter.com/aliceyard. For further information about the artist: http://www.albraithwaite.com/ and https://twitter.com/al_braithwaite. Related articles: http://www.canvasguide.net/en/articles/artist-interview-al-braithwaite.html and http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/2009-interview-with-al-braithwaite/1849

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