Glimmering, Decaying

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. 


Claudia Delaplace

Delaplace (San Juan, Puerto Rico) received an A.B. in the History of Art with a minor in Latin American Studies from Bryn Mawr College. She has held internships with the Education Department at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and with the Art Gallery at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón under the supervision of Puerto Rican art historian and curator, Adlín Ríos Rigau. She most recently assisted María Angela López Vilella, executive director of the Museo de Las Américas in Old San Juan, where she also helped collaborate in the retrospective exhibition, Rafael Rivera Rosa: Mirada extendida.

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