In the Eye of the Storm at Z33: Caribbean artists respond to climate change
From September 26th, Z33 presents the group exhibition In the Eye of the Storm. Based on the work of more than 10 artists from the Caribbean, this exhibition examines the impact of climate change and how the artists deal with this.
Climate change is everywhere, yet it is largely invisible in our daily lives. It is as if we have been thrust into the eye of the storm, a threatening silence surrounded by crushing winds. This image holds true especially for the Caribbean, where hurricanes have caused great damage and revealed deep inequalities. What once seemed like a distant future for Europe is already a reality there, and recent natural disasters suggest that the future is now. How do Caribbean artists respond to these experiences? How do they take action? What is their relationship to their environment? These questions are at the core of the exhibition In the Eye of the Storm.
In this exhibition, leading artists from Puerto Rico, Haiti, Barbados, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Martinique present films, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and installations. They address the impact of literal and figurative storms. Through their work, we can sense what binds them to a given place: the communities formed there, the memories attached to it, or the living knowledge of its natural features. These works propose a distinct visual language to address climate change, as the artists confront the issue with poetic and creative responses rather than simply depict the storms themselves.
Participating artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Candida Alvarez, Alvaro Barrington, Minia Biabiany, Ramiro Chaves & MAOF, Jean-Luc de Laguarigue, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Manuel Mathieu, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Ada M. Patterson, The Living and the Dead Ensemble
Curator: Tim Roerig
In the Eye of the Storm
Press Preview: Wednesday 22 September at 10:30am
Opening: Sat 25 September from 6pm