A few years ago Khadija Benn wowed Guyana’s online photography community with a series of emotive portraits set against some of Guyana’s most beautiful and tucked away locations. Just when most persons had come to look forward to her occasional posts online, she vanished from social media and left many wondering why. Benn’s works have since re-emerged in the recently concluded Un|Fixed Homeland exhibition at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, New Jersey, where
A few weeks ago I sat down with Michael Lam, a local photographer whose works have been steadily gaining momentum both locally and abroad. We spoke about his participation in the recently concluded Un|Fixed Homeland exhibition at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, New Jersey; his local practice; ideas of “homeland” as well as the position of his work in a space where photography is, as he describes it, “still in the infancy stage.” Dominique Hunter: How were yo
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ―George Moore from The Brook Kerith. Although these “needs” vary from person to person, it is precisely this movement between spaces both familiar and alien, driven by the desire to seek out more for ourselves and our families, that came under investigation in the recently concluded exhibition of photographic works aptly titled Un|Fixed Homeland. Thirteen artists with varying connections to
In an attempt to highlight some of Guyana’s emerging talent, particularly from our premier art institution the E.R. Burrowes School of Art, I decided to extend my platform so that the public could be better acquainted with future Guyanese art practitioners. This week’s feature highlights Kamladeo Sahadeo, a young artist whose works are predominantly paintings and ceramics. Dominique Hunter: Tell me a little bit about some of your works on display. Kamladeo Sahadeo: I majored
After weeks of researching material for the Las Antillas para los Antillanos exhibition and falling down the rabbit hole of information, I stumbled upon a new series of work rather casually one afternoon. In my typical style, I was over thinking and panicking as the submission deadline drew ever closer. Uncertain if I would even be able to make a contribution to what would be my first international group exhibition, I had all but given up at one point. It was on my weekly ret
In an attempt to highlight some of Guyana’s emerging talent, particularly from our premier art institution the E.R. Burrowes School of Art, I decided to extend my platform so that the public could be better acquainted with future Guyanese art practitioners.This week’s feature highlights Darshani Kistama, a young artist whose works are predominantly textile designs and paintings. Dominique Hunter: Tell me a little bit about who you are and how you got started. Darshani Kistama
Dominique Hunter - Canal No. 2 Polder, 2016 As part of the exhibition Open Air Prisons at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Puerto Rican artist Mónica Rodríguez will establish a temporary Caribbean Research Center from September 30th to October 9th.
Taking Ramón Emeterio Betances’ 19th century phrase “The Antilles for the Antilleans” as a starting point, the Rodriguez has invited a group of artists, historians, writers, and thinkers, to contribute to the researc