Sunday, December 31, 2017

Exhibition Event: “Last Sundays” Programme on December 31, 2017 featuring 'Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction' exhibitions @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and performance by Nexus @ 1:30pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays” on Dec 31, 2017” feat. Nexus and
'Explorations V and VI' at NGJ
Exhibition Event: “Last Sundays” Programme on December 31, 2017 featuring 'Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction' exhibitions @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and performance by Nexus @ 1:30pm at NGJ — Jamaica, WI; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies (Entrance is on Orange Street); Tel: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-922-1563; 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, normally 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery’s final Last Sundays event for 2017 will take place on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 from 11 am to 4 pm, with the featured performance starting at 1:30 am. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the National Gallery’s current exhibitions, 'Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction.' The featured performance will be by the Nexus Performing Arts Company. The Explorations exhibition series, which was launched in 2013, explores big themes and issues in Jamaican art and features mainly works from the National Gallery Collection, which are reinterpreted in these thematic contexts. 'Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation' examines the significance and conflicted politics of artistic portraiture in the development of Jamaican art from the 18th century to the present, looking at issues such as race, class, gender, as well as the ideas about art and the artist that are reflected in the portrait. Its counterpart, 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction,' examines the at times contentious role of abstraction in modern and contemporary art from Jamaica and the Caribbean. Abstraction became an established part of the local art practice in the 1960s but is often dismissed as alien to Caribbean culture, which has a strong focus on content and iconic local subject matter. More recently, abstraction has also found new life in the age of time-based, digital media. A special feature in the 'Explorations VI' exhibition is the Kingston staging of David Gumbs’ Xing Wang interactive video installation, which was originally shown as part of the 2017 Jamaica Biennial at National Gallery West in Montego Bay ... Admission on Sunday, December 31 will be free and free guided tours will also be offered. The gift and coffee shop will be open for business and contributions to the donations box are welcomed. Revenues from our shops and donations help to fund programmes such as the 'Explorations' exhibitions and our Last Sundays programming ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog
For further information: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog, National Gallery of Jamaica.org and National Gallery of Jamaica-Twitter.

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