The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art

The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2019–20. Photo: Oriol Tarridas
The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2019–20.
Photo: Oriol Tarridas

July 18, 2019 – June 7, 2020

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, FL 33132
305 375 3000
pamm.org

The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2019–20. Photo: Oriol Tarridas
The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2019–20.
Photo: Oriol Tarridas

The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art is a thematic group exhibition centered on the question, “what might a Caribbean future look like?” With a series of newly commissioned works, The Other Side of Now seeks to think beyond narratives of catastrophe that continue to frame the region in terms of then and now. In this exhibition, the region is conceptualized as both a complex spatial configuration and a temporal formation, engaging diasporic voices alongside artists living in the insular Caribbean. The Other Side of Now features 14 artists who engage future time through personal experiences, collective memories, and historical legacies. In paintings, installation, videos, and sculptures, these artists illuminate ideas of survival, community, self-acceptance, environmental rights and creative resourcefulness as central to the challenge of imaging trajectories for the Caribbean. The Other Side of Now is a curatorial initiative comprising an exhibition and publication. This project is curated by María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and Dr. Marsha Pearce, Cultural Studies Scholar based at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.

The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2019–20. Photo: Oriol Tarrida
The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2019–20.
Photo: Oriol Tarrida

Artists:

Deborah Anzinger
Charles Campbell
Andrea Chung
Hulda Guzman
Deborah Jack
Louisa Marajo
Manuel Mathieu
Alicia Milne
Lavar Munroe
Angel Otero
Sheena Rose
Jamilah Sabur
Nyugen Smith
Cristina Tufiño

Lavar Munroe. Rehearsal for Reconstruction, 2019. Acrylic, spray-paint, fabric, and human hair on unprimed canvas. 76 x 63 inches. Image courtesy the artist
Lavar Munroe. Rehearsal for Reconstruction, 2019.
Acrylic, spray-paint, fabric, and human hair on unprimed canvas. 76 x 63 inches.
Image courtesy the artist

The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art is curated by María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and Dr. Marsha Pearce, Cultural Studies Scholar based at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Green Family Foundation and Davidoff Art Initiative.

Jamilah Sabur. This Is Where I Was Born, 2018. Oil and graphite on linen. 40 x 40 inches. Collection of Rick Crooks.
Jamilah Sabur. This Is Where I Was Born, 2018.
Oil and graphite on linen. 40 x 40 inches.
Collection of Rick Crooks.