COVID: Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean and its Diaspora 2021

COVID: Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean and its Diaspora 2021

16/04/2021 - 26/11/2021

Readytex Art Gallery is proud to announce that artworks from 11 Surinamese artists have been selected to participate in a virtual exhibition organized by MAC (the Museums Association of the Caribbean). This new virtual exhibition explores the impact of the pandemic through the eyes of Caribbean artists. COVID: Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean and its Diaspora launched on Friday April 16th and will run through November 26th 2021.

After a competitive juried review process, 27 artists from the English, French, Spanish and Dutch-speaking Caribbean were selected to participate in the virtual art show. The selected artists represent ten countries: The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico and Suriname. According to the MAC press release: ’(…) Responding to the pandemic and its impact on the creative sector, the project brings together voices from across the region to illuminate through creative expression how people in the Caribbean and its Diaspora are living and moving through this crisis. (…)’

27 artists from the four linguistic regions of the Caribbean are featured in the exhibition (names of the 11 Surinamese artists are in cursive): Elie Babel, Céline Bernabe, Errol Ross Brewster, Dede Brown, May Clemente, Francks Deceus, Megan Ehman, Eugene Elira, Kenneth Flijders, Teresa Grimes, David Gumbs, Shaundell HortonSri Irodikromo, Jemimah Johnson, Miguel KeerveldRinaldo Klas, Erick Ledesma, John Lie A Fo, Bruno Métura, Kurt Nahar, Iria Prieto, Sunil PuljhunDhiradj Ramsamoedj, Ruddy Marc Roquelaure, Simon Tatum, René Tosari, and Wilgo Vijfhoven. The diverse range of artworks include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital artwork, video and sound installations, and written word.

For more information about the exhibition visit the MAC website We hope that you will take the time to visit this interesting virtual art exhibition.