Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Exhibition Event: Alice Yard presents “AY/24/7: Richard Mark Rawlins - A Dress to the Nation” continues through Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“AY/24/7: Richard Mark Rawlins” March 3-8, 2017 @ Alice Yard
(Image: 'Gotcha' Richard Mark Rawlins, 2011 Monograph)
Exhibition Event: Alice Yard presents “AY/24/7: Richard Mark Rawlins - A Dress to the Nation” on Friday, March 3, 2017 through Wednesday, March 8, 2017 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
Event Description: “From 3 to 8 March, 2017, a new work by artist Richard Mark Rawlins will be installed in the Alice Yard Box and accessible to viewers 24/7. The artist writes: 'This work, created for the occasion of my 50th birthday, is meant to symbolise my feelings about the trust, hope, security, and prayer that in my opinion have been expected of every one of our citizens over the course of my lifetime, but without any real sense of reciprocity ...' All are invited.”Read more: Alice Yard
About the Artist: “Richard Mark Rawlins is a graphic designer and artist living and working in Trinidad and Tobago. He is the publisher of the online art magazine 'Draconian Switch,' and collaborator in the Alice Yard contemporary art-space initiative. Noted exhibitions include the 'Bienal Internacional de Asuncion 2015' (Paraguay); the 'Jamaica Biennial 2014,' 'Season of Renewal,' University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; 'The Global Africa Project,' Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York; 'The General Public,' Alice Yard, Port of Spain; and 'NEO GLOBAL, AHFMB' during Miami Artweek 2016. For the past ten years, he has been exploring the cultural poetics and politics of life in Trinidad and Tobago, notions of nationhood, and black identity as presented via a global lens ...”Read more: Alice Yard
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: Alice Yard and Alice Yard-Facebook
For further information about the venue: Alice Yard and Alice Yard-Facebook. Related Article: http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2011/07/six-questions-with-trinidad-artist-richard-rawlins/.

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