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Symposium: Contemporary Caribbean Art across Borders, Morning Session

October 14, 2011

10:00 am – 12pm

Symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas. Artists included are: María Elena Alvarez, Nicole Awai, Firelei Báez, Holly Bynoe, Melissa Calderón, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Asha Ganpat, Jessica Lagunas, Rejin Leys, Sofía Maldonado, Ana Patricia Palacios, Sandra Stephens. Curated by: Tatiana Flores (with Michelle Stephens)

Contemporary Caribbean Art across Borders
Friday, October 14

10:00 – 5 PM

Morning Session
Middlesex County College, Studio Theatre Gallery

10:00-10:30 AM – Coffee and welcome
10:30 – 12 PM Gallery talk with the artists Rejin Leys,  Jessica Lagunas, Ana Patricia Palacios, Firelei Báez, Melissa A. Calderón, Asha Ganpat, and Sofía Maldonado.  Moderated by Tatiana Flores.


Afternoon Session, 2 – 5 PM
Rutgers University, Murray Hall, Room 212

Moderated by Michelle Stephens
Panel 1: Contemporary Caribbean Art in a Global Context, 2:00 – 3:25 PM Jerry Philogene, Assistant Professor, American Studies Department, Dickinson College Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Associate Curator, El Museo del Barrio Nicole Awai, Critic, Painting/Printmaking Department, Yale University
Panel 2: The Caribbean as a Virtual Space: New Technologies, Networks, and Contemporary Caribbean Art,
3:35 – 5:00 PM
Christopher Cozier, Artist and Independent Curator, Port of Spain, Trinidad Holly Bynoe, Artist and Editor-in-Chief, ARC Magazine Sandra Stephens, Assistant Professor of Time and Motion Arts, Pratt at Munson Williams

Sponsors: Middlesex County College,
Rutgers University:
Office of Undergraduate Education ·
Office of the Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences ·
Office for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities ·
Institute for Women and Art ·
Institute for Research on Women ·
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies ·
Department of American Studies ·
Department of Art History ·
Center for Latin American Studies ·
Center for Race and Ethnicity ·
Global Initiatives Program
Frederico Sève Gallery Violy and Company
The Feminist Art Project
Caribbean Philosophical Association

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October 14, 2011
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Middlesex County College, Studio Theater Gallery
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08818 United States


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