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Mapping Caribbean Cultural Ecologies

November 5th, 2018

In 2018, Fresh Art International broadens engagement in the Caribbean, traveling to the Dominican Republic for Tilting Axis 4, the fourth annual meeting of the roving arts program that brings together artists, curators, and culture makers from across the region. This year’s theme was Caribbean Cultural Ecologies: Connecting Pasts, Presents and Futures.

The artists, curators, writers and educators we meet reveal what it means to work at the fringe of the global art scene. They describe isolated artistic practices, emerging and recovering culture spaces, experiments in community engagement and visions of possible futures. Advocates and provocateurs working in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Barbados, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico share their perspectives on political realities, postcolonial economies, and environmental vulnerability.

Voices: Fermin Ceballos, Jorge Pineda, Louise Perrichon, Sandra Vivas, Monica Marin, Priscilla and David Knight, Sasha Dees, Suzanne Burke, Amy Hussein and Luis Graham Castillo, Lise Ragbir, Alex Martinez Suarez, Marina Reyes Franco

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: Sandra VivasSofia Gallisa MurienteCaroline GilAimbot

Related Episodes: Live from Dominican Republic with Tilting AxisLive from Trinidad: Where Digital Culture ThrivesMiami's Caribbean Arts RemixDiaspora Vibe: Art with Caribbean RootsArt of the EverydayCreative Time Summit to Explore Miami Culture

Related Links: Tilting AxisLe Centre d'Art, HaitiMario BenjaminCentro Léon and Centro Culturel d’EspanaCasa Quien, Carifesta 2019Black Studies at The University of Texas at AustinBeatriz Santiago Muñoz