Art Guide: Poetics of Relation

Art Guide

Poetics of Relation

Watch curators Tobias Ostrander and Tumelo Mosaka and artists Ledelle Moe, Tony Capellán and Xaviera Simmons discuss the exhibition Poetics of Relation.

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Poetics of Relation brings together works by six international artists who share diverse and overlapping concerns regarding landscape, migration, memory, and new forms of identity. The title is taken from a book by the Martinique-born poet and cultural critic Édouard Glissant (1928–2011). In this text, he articulates his theory on how an individual’s identity is defined in relation to encounters with other people, cultures, and contexts. Informed by his experience as a Caribbean writer of African descent, his ideas respond to the traumatic history of colonialism while o ering a generous and open-ended model of self-definition that can be applied to all people living in a migratory world.

Artists included: Hurvin Anderson, Yto Barrada, Zarina Bhimji, Tony Capellán, Ledelle Moe, Xaviera Simmons

Poetics of Relation brings together works by six international artists who share diverse and overlapping concerns regarding landscape, migration, memory, and new forms of identity. The title is taken from a book by the Martinique-born poet and cultural critic Édouard Glissant (1928–2011). In this text, he articulates his theory on how an individual’s identity is defined in relation to encounters with other people, cultures, and contexts. Informed by his experience as a Caribbean writer of African descent, his ideas respond to the traumatic history of colonialism while o ering a generous and open-ended model of self-definition that can be applied to all people living in a migratory world.

Artists included: Hurvin Anderson, Yto Barrada, Zarina Bhimji, Tony Capellán, Ledelle Moe, Xaviera Simmons

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Floor 2 - Exhibition: M.B. Fernandez Family Gallery I

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Poetics of Relation brings together works by six international artists who share diverse and overlapping concerns regarding landscape, migration, memory, and new forms of identity. The title is taken from a book by the Martinique-born poet and cultural critic Édouard Glissant (1928–2011). In this text, he articulates his theory on how an individual’s identity is defined in relation to encounters with other people, cultures, and contexts. Informed by his experience as a Caribbean writer of African descent, his ideas respond to the traumatic history of colonialism while o ering a generous and open-ended model of self-definition that can be applied to all people living in a migratory world.

Miami is defined by the varied diasporic communities that continuously shape its population. It is a city made up of individuals whose understandings of place and home are relational, existing between here and elsewhere. This exhibition takes its inspiration from these defining characteristics, as well as from the city’s tropical landscape, which a ects the city economically, through tourism, and psychologically, as a source of pleasure and imagination. The works in these galleries place this local context and its specific cultural questions in dialogue with similar inquiries articulated by artists working in such diverse settings as the Dominican Republic, Great Britain, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, New York, and South Africa.

 

Poetics of Relation brings together works by six international artists who share diverse and overlapping concerns regarding landscape, migration, memory, and new forms of identity. The title is taken from a book by the Martinique-born poet and cultural critic Édouard Glissant (1928–2011). In this text, he articulates his theory on how an individual’s identity is defined in relation to encounters with other people, cultures, and contexts. Informed by his experience as a Caribbean writer of African descent, his ideas respond to the traumatic history of colonialism while o ering a generous and open-ended model of self-definition that can be applied to all people living in a migratory world.

Miami is defined by the varied diasporic communities that continuously shape its population. It is a city made up of individuals whose understandings of place and home are relational, existing between here and elsewhere. This exhibition takes its inspiration from these defining characteristics, as well as from the city’s tropical landscape, which a ects the city economically, through tourism, and psychologically, as a source of pleasure and imagination. The works in these galleries place this local context and its specific cultural questions in dialogue with similar inquiries articulated by artists working in such diverse settings as the Dominican Republic, Great Britain, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, New York, and South Africa.

 

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Floor 2 - Exhibition: M.B. Fernandez Family Gallery I

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