Photo Report Conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’

What: ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’, conference

Where: Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

When: February 5 & 6, 2013

The photo report below was made possible by Open Ateliers Zuidoost.

Dr. Wayne Modest (Head of the Curatorial Department at the Tropenmuseum), Dr. Kitty Zijlmans, Leiden University, Professor/Director Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)) and Dr. Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK, Faculty of Arts, Art History) at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Wayne Modest (Head of the Curatorial Department at the Tropenmuseum), Dr. Kitty Zijlmans, Leiden University, Professor/Director Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)) and Dr. Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK, Faculty of Arts, Art History) at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
The audience at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
The audience at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo, photographer/media artist, University of East London, speaker at the conference "State of play: Technologies, diaspora and Caribbean visual culture" and other members of the audience at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo, photographer/media artist, University of East London, speaker at the conference “State of play: Technologies, diaspora and Caribbean visual culture” and other members of the audience at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo, photographer/media artist, University of East London, speaker at the conference "State of play: Technologies, diaspora and Caribbean visual culture" and visual artist Patricia Kaersenhout  at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo, photographer/media artist, University of East London, speaker at the conference “State of play: Technologies, diaspora and Caribbean visual culture” and visual artist Patricia Kaersenhout at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Tirzo Martha (Curacao based international visual artist/co-founder and director Instituo Buena Bista, speaker at the conference "Captain Caribbean vs Anansi colonialism") at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Tirzo Martha (Curacao based international visual artist/co-founder and director Instituo Buena Bista, speaker at the conference “Captain Caribbean vs Anansi colonialism”) at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Sasha Dees and dr. Erica James (Yale University, former director National Gallery in Bahamas, speaker at the conference "Dreams of Utopia") at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Sasha Dees and dr. Erica James (Yale University, former director National Gallery in Bahamas, speaker at the conference “Dreams of Utopia”) at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Sasha Dees and Trinidad born now working and living in Japan visual artist Marlon Griffith, speaker at the conference "Location and Action", at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Sasha Dees and Trinidad born now working and living in Japan visual artist Marlon Griffith, speaker at the conference “Location and Action”, at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo (photographer/media artist, University of East London, speaker at the conference "State of play: Technologies, diaspora and Caribbean visual culture) and Sasha Dees at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo (photographer/media artist, University of East London, speaker at the conference “State of play: Technologies, diaspora and Caribbean visual culture) and Sasha Dees at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Sasha Dees and Tirzo Martha (Curacao based international visual artist/co-founder and director Instituo Buena Bista, speaker at the conference "Captain Caribbean vs Anansi colonialism") at 'Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean' | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013
Sasha Dees and Tirzo Martha (Curacao based international visual artist/co-founder and director Instituo Buena Bista, speaker at the conference “Captain Caribbean vs Anansi colonialism”) at ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ | PHOTO Open Ateliers Zuidoost, 2013

The conference is part of a two year-long research project led by Dr. Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK) and Prof. Dr. Kitty Zijlmans (Universiteit Leiden). In late 2011 Wainwright published Timed out; Art and the transnational CaribbeanParticipation is free but place is limited. Registration is possible at Marija Jaukovic, m.jaukovic@kit.nl.

On the short term film material of the conference will become available for viewing on the Open Arts Archive; on the longer term there will a review in the Open Arts Journal. In October 2013 there will be a second conference, now in London, UK. From the description of the conference: “The project explores how the understanding and formation of sustainable community for the Caribbean and its global Diaspora may be supported by art practice, curating and museums. It fosters networks of exchange and collaboration among academics, artists, curators and policymakers from the UK and the Netherlands, as well as various countries in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and their Diaspora.”

Conference poster
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