Friday, May 20, 2016

3 Exhibitions: “EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” “From Columbus to Junkanoo” and “Livingstone Pratt: Genesis: The beginning of souls in time” - shows run through Sunday, July 10, October 2 and May 29, 2016 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo & Performance Art of the Caribbean”
April 28-July 10, 2016 @ NAGB
3 Exhibitions: “EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” “From Columbus to Junkanoo” and “Livingstone Pratt: Genesis: The beginning of souls in time” - Opening Reception on Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm-9:30pm; shows run through Sunday, July 10, October 2 and May 29, 2016 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details: Place: National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas; Location: West St. & West Hill St., Nassau, New Providence; Phone: (242) 328-5800; Email: info@nagb.org.bs; Website: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event Description: “EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean explores the influences of Carnival on performance art in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe and considers the connections between masquerade and political criticism, spectacularity and social invisibility, and public space and national citizenship. Throughout the 2014 Caribbean Carnival season EN MAS’ commissioned nine artists—John Beadle, Christophe Chassol, Charles Campbell, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke, Lorraine O’Grady, Ebony G. Patterson and Cauleen Smith—to engage, transform, or critique historical and contemporary Caribbean Carnival and related public performance traditions. The resulting works engaged with different modes of public address across eight cities—Santiago de los Caballeros, Fort-de-France, Port of Spain, Kingston, London, Brooklyn, Nassau and New Orleans.”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/4/28/en-mas-carnival-junkanoo-and-performance-art-of-the-caribbean and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
“From Columbus to Junkanoo”
April 19-October 2, 2016 @ NAGB
Event Description: “'From Columbus to Junkanoo' features work that references historical events in The Bahamas from the 14th century to the present day. The exhibition first opened in Santiago, Cuba in July 2015 as a component of the Bahamian delegation at the Fiesta del Fuego. Showcasing a cohesive collection of modern, contemporary and conceptual artworks, “From Columbus to Junkanoo” guides viewers through an informative and comprehensive timeline, encouraging critical thought about how these events have impacted today’s society...”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/3/14/rhu0gjl0se87xssazm79idx5tehhbp and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
“Genesis- The Beginning of Souls in Time”
April 19-May 29, 2016 @ NAGB
Event Description: “Livingstone Pratt’s 'Genesis: The beginning of souls in time' is the first solo project to occupy the Project Space since mid-2015. It showcases the birth of this world and humanity through a deep spiritual investigation. Pratt engages with abstraction, light, colour and motion to bring together a narrative that we all intrinsically know given the context of our socialisation and the history and current status of religiousness throughout The Bahamas, the wider Caribbean and most of the Christian world. He, however, moves beyond the tropes and doctrine of Genesis to manifest an idea of how the spiritual realm and creation narrative works within material, form and media. Inspired by the iconic story that we came to know during our formative years, Pratt takes us on a sprawling look at the largeness of the birth of the universe and humanity...”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/3/14/16htelu4o0uhzwsisattc13lehm5tr and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
About NAGB: “Housed in the historic Villa Doyle, built in the 1860s and lovingly restored in the 1990s, the NAGB preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art, part of which is on permanent display on the ground floor. Upper galleries engage the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and support contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through temporary exhibitions. The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops, and a free public art library.”Read more: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the shows: EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean, From Columbus to Junkanoo and Genesis: The Beginning of Souls in Time. Related Article: Spring exhibitions open this week

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