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The opening of the exhibition will take place on the plaza in front of Aruba Trading at the beginning of Caya Grandi (Main Street).
Ateliers ’89 in partnership with The Fresh Milk Art Platform and ARC Magazine is pleased to invite you to the opening of the public exhibition for Caribbean Linked V, which will take place Saturday, August 25th, 2018 across two spaces: Caya Grandi (Main Street) and Ateliers ’89, both in Oranjestdad, Aruba. This year, the Caribbean Linked V regional residency programme seeks to take the concept of connectivity locally and regionally a step further by adding a focus on public art and community engagement. Artists have been invited to insert pieces and performances into Caya Grandi, giving contemporary art a chance to intersect with everyday life. Creating the space for cultural exchanges and encounters to take place both in and outside of a gallery setting helps to dispel the myth that contemporary art is inaccessible, bridging the perceived gap between art and society. We hope this approach will generate greater interest in the artists' practices and invite rich dialogue with the general public.
The opening of the public aspect of the exhibition will take place at 5:00 PM in the plaza in front of Aruba Trading at the beginning of Caya Grandi. The audience will then make their way down the street to view the public artworks & live performances on display all the way down to Plaza Niki Habibe. There will be champagne & music along the route by live DJs Nanof and Masbango in front of Aruba Trading and BonBini Bazaar respectively, and Massive the Brass Band will perform on the street’s tram.
There will also be a show by Crea Arte on at Maggy’s Perfumery, which we will make our way through between 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM, where buses will be waiting behind Maggy‘s to transport the audience to Ateliers ’89, Dominicanessenstraat for the rest of the exhibition, refreshments, more drinks and celebratrion!
Participants this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad & Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curacao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wriight (The Bahamas, supported by the Charitable Arts Foundation of the Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela). This year’s writer-in-residence is Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico) and the two visiting guest curators have been Alex Martinez Suarez (Dominican Republic) and Miguel Lopez (Peru/Cost Rica).
Caribbean Linked is an initiative by Ateliers '89, ARC Magazine and The Fresh Milk Art Platform, generously supported by our core sponsors Mondriaan Fund and Stichting DOEN as well as a number of local sponsors in Aruba.
For more information, call Ateliers ’89 at +297-565-4613, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Caribbean Linked website at caribbeanlinked.com, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook page for regular updates on the residency!