Sunday, September 24, 2017

Exhibition: “Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand” with Edrin Symonette and Leasho Johnson - show continues until Sunday, September 24, 2017 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand” July 21-Sept 24, 2017 @ The NAGB
Exhibition: “Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand” with Edrin Symonette and Leasho Johnson - Opening Reception on Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; show continues through Sunday, September 24, 2017 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:; Website: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “Please join us on Friday, July 21st, starting at 7 p.m., we invite the general public to the opening of the project along with an artists’ talk with both artists. Double Dutch brings together artists from the region and diaspora to produce provocative bodies of work through collaboration and exchange. The project works against ideas of nationalism and the insularity of our creative environs by creating an experimental hub to explore regional and diasporic culture, our creative acumen and sensibilities. 'Of Skin and Sand' brings together Jamaican artist Leasho Johnson and Bahamian artist Edrin Symonette who have developed individual projects that speak towards issues of gender constructs, masculinity and sexuality within a Black Caribbean context. Boundaries are reinforced and broken down through societal and practical experimentations as they work in the NAGB's Ballroom to develop unique installations that dialogue with each other in confrontational and powerful ways ...”Read more: The NAGB-Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand and The NAGB-Facebook
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: The NAGB-About
For further information: The NAGB-Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

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