In 2018, Fresh Art International broadens engagement in the Caribbean, traveling to the Dominican Republic for Tilting Axis 4, the fourth annual meeting of the roving arts program that brings together artists, curators, and culture makers from across the region. This year’s theme was Caribbean Cultural Ecologies: Connecting Pasts, Presents and Futures.
The artists, curators, writers and educators we meet reveal what it means to work at the fringe of the global art scene. They describe isolated artistic practices, emerging and recovering culture spaces, experiments in community engagement and visions of possible futures. Advocates and provocateurs working in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Barbados, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico share their perspectives on political realities, postcolonial economies, and environmental vulnerability.
Voices: Fermin Ceballos, Jorge Pineda, Louise Perrichon, Sandra Vivas, Monica Marin, Priscilla and David Knight, Sasha Dees, Suzanne Burke, Amy Hussein and Luis Graham Castillo, Lise Ragbir, Alex Martinez Suarez, Marina Reyes Franco
Related Episodes: Live from Dominican Republic with Tilting Axis, Live from Trinidad: Where Digital Culture Thrives, Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix, Diaspora Vibe: Art with Caribbean Roots, Art of the Everyday, Creative Time Summit to Explore Miami Culture
Related Links: Tilting Axis, Le Centre d’Art, Haiti, Mario Benjamin, Centro Léon and Centro Culturel d’Espana, Casa Quien, Carifesta 2019, Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz