Tilting Axis 2 Brought Curators and Artists to Miami for Conversations about Contemporary Art in the Caribbean
Today, we’re excited to introduce Tilting Axis, a curatorial initiative with a clear mission: to connect, support, and energize the Caribbean contemporary art scene through a unique annual art conference. Invited to participate in Tilting Axis 2 this February at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), we joined curators and artists working in the Caribbean to learn about their strategies for optimizing exhibitions and programming, artists’ movement and mobility, and education.
The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., a non-profit artist-led arts organization based in Barbados, and ARC Magazine, a non-profit print and digital magazine centered on Caribbean contemporary art and culture that’s based on St. Vincent, originally conceived of the conference. Fresh Milk hosted the inaugural Tilting Axis, bringing thirty-two arts professionals from the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Dutch Caribbean to convene for the first time on Caribbean soil, alongside a number of international participants. This year, core partners Res Artis and PAMM joined Fresh Milk and ARC Magazine to bring Tilting Axis 2 to Miami. The two-day conference drew more than double the number of attendees.
Miami, a city that aspires to be a vital art centre in the 21st century, serves as a gateway between the Caribbean and the Global North, and is home to a large diasporic population with a shared history, was ideal for the second convening. You can expect a number of Fresh Talk episodes and Fresh VUE features to come out of the magnificent network we are building in the Caribbean!
For a complete accounting of Tilting Axis 2, see ARC Magazine’s feature coverage, published Sunday, April 3, 2016.