CULTURAL CURRENTS: Miami meets Paramaribo – Third International Cultural Exchange Project to Suriname

CULTURAL CURRENTS: Miami meets Paramaribo – Third International Cultural Exchange Project to Suriname

06/04/2023 - 29/04/2023

Readytex Art Gallery is happy to announce a special exhibition coming up in our gallery, organized in association with DVCAI (Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator) from Miami, Florida. Featuring a diverse group of artists based in Miami, together with the Surinamese artists affiliated with Readytex Art Gallery, the exhibition titled CULTURAL CURRENTS: Miami meets Paramaribo, is one of the highlights of DVCAI’s third International Cultural Exchange Project to Suriname.

The International Cultural Exchange Project of DVCAI in Suriname, in partnership with Readytex Art Gallery, runs from March 30, until April 8, 2023. The visiting DVCAI team consists of 12 artists and 3 arts professionals from Miami-Dade County, USA. During the program, artists from both countries, with diverse backgrounds and working in various media, converge to explore the concept of ‘cultural Diaspora’, intellectually and creatively. Through workshops, chat sessions, studio visits, and cross-cultural dialogue centering around Caribbean identity, the exchange will serve as a forum for artists speaking with artists about issues confronting their professional and artistic development now and in the future.

To celebrate this wonderful collaboration and to also engage a wider audience, Readytex Art Gallery and DVCAI invite all those interested to visit their joint exhibition CULTURAL CURRENTS: Miami Meets Paramaribo. The exhibition features work from the 12 Miami artists and 18 Surinamese artists, and opens at Readytex Art Gallery on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 7:30 pm. The teams from both organizations look forward to your visit on this evening.

The exhibition is on display until Saturday April 29, and can be visited during the regular opening hours of the gallery from Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. You are most welcome!

Participating USA artists:

Priscilla Aleman, Michael Elliott, Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Amanda Bradley, Thom Wheeler Castillo, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Vanessa Greene, Izia Lindsay, Carol-Anne McFarlane, Asser Saint-Val, Kim Yantis, and Roy A. Wallace.

Participating Surinamese artists:

Reinier Asmoredjo, Paul Chang, Leonnie van Eert, Shaundell Horton, Sri Irodikromo, Kenneth Flijders, Miguel Keerveld, Rinaldo Klas, John Lie A Fo, Kurt Nahar, Sunil Puljhun, Dhiradj Ramsamoedj, Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi, Roddney Tjon Poen Gie, René Tosari, Steven Towirjo, Wilgo Vijfhoven and Hanka Wolterstorff.

ICEP is produced with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners, The Jorge perez Family Foundation CreArte Award, Readytex Art Gallery, the Consulate General of Suriname, Miami, The_Hongs, and the Greater Miami Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Art of Black Miami.

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