Curated by Claudia Delaplace
Artists: Ricardo Cabret, Gaëlle Choisne, Sofía Córdova, Maximilian Juliá, Jonny Negrón, and Adam Patterson
The Caribbean region has been exoticized for its beauty, but its perceived tranquility conceals a tragic history. Its colonization by European powers brought genocide and exploitation to its inhabitants, who today suffer from lack of economic opportunity, rising sea levels, and tropical diseases. Glimmering, Decaying is a virtual exhibition and online platform that attempts to confront this darker reality through the work of artists dealing with a Caribbean visual culture under pressures of natural disaster, declining air quality, invasive flora, and spreading decay.
Image: Gaëlle Choisne, Peau de chagrin, 2016. Photo by Anna Dritanti. Image courtesy of the artist.