Saturday, July 2, 2016

Art Talk: “Digital Art: Potential and Possibilities” - panel discussion on Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 1:00pm; show runs through Monday, July 4, 2016 at the National Gallery — Jamaica, West Indies

“Digital Art: Potential and Possibilities” July 2, 2016
at the National Gallery of Jamaica
Art Talk: “Digital Art: Potential and Possibilities” - panel discussion on Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 1:00pm; show runs through Monday, July 4, 2016 at the National Gallery — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Telephone: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm

“Digital” April 24-July 4, 2016 at the National Gallery of Jamaica
(Image: Digital Exhibition GIF by Stephanie Channer)
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica presents 'Digital Art: Potential and Possibilities', a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. The event will be held at the NGJ on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Panelists will include David Gumbs, Shane McHugh, Coretta Singer and Danielle Russell. The discussion will be accompanied by a Twitter chat for members of the audience as well as those persons who are not able to come to the gallery for the event. The Exhibition 'Digital' closes on Monday, July 4, 2016.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/

About the Exhibition: “'Digital,' as the title suggests, is an exhibition of digital art, including video, animation, short films, GIFs, digital illustrations, photography, and social and interactive media, and was curated by Veerle Poupeye, O’Neil Lawrence, and Monique Barnett-Davidson. The exhibition is based on a call for submissions, which was, for the first time in the National Gallery’s history, extended to the wider Caribbean and its diaspora. Of the 73 submissions received, 39 were selected for the exhibition, which features artists who are based in or from Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Suriname, Bermuda, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Martin, the USA, Canada, France, England, Germany and China. The selected artists are: Ewan Atkinson; Sonia Barrett; Jacqueline Bishop; Kimani Beckford; Beverley Bennett; Ruben Cabenda; Larry Chang; Robin Clare; James Cooper; Di-Andre Caprice Davis; Pablo Delano; Cecile Emeke; Luk Gama; Gregory Stennatt; David Gumbs; Versia Harris; Horacio Hospedales; Katherine Kennedy; Prudence Lovell; Kelley-Ann Lindo; Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow; Olivia McGilchrist; Shane McHugh; Patricia Mohammed; Richard Nattoo; the New Media and Process Class, Edna Manley College; Sharon Norwood; Jik-Reuben Pringle; Gabriel Ramos; Richard Mark Rawlins; Sheena Rose; Danielle Russell; Oneika Russell; Nile Saulter; Henri Tauliaut; Phillip Thomas; Dione Walker; Rodell Warner, Arnaldo James and Darron Clarke; and Ronald Williams. Most of the works in Digital engage actively with the political implications of images and image-making and the exhibition invites reflection about the rapidly changing dynamics of technology, culture, society and visuality since the 'digital revolution,' globally and in the Caribbean context.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja. Related Article: http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2016/06/the-ngj-presents-digital-art-potential-and-possibilities/.


Digital Exhibition - National Gallery of Jamaica from National Gallery of Jamaica on Vimeo.  A short documentary on the Digital exhibition at the National Gallery of Jamaica, which is on view from April 24-July 4, 2016. The documentary consists of interviews with several artists in the exhibition and footage from the April 24 opening function. Videography and editing: Leavan Rainford; Direction: Stephanie Channer, for National Gallery of Jamaica.

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