1-54 is pleased to present Sparkling Islands, Another Postcard of the Caribbean, a group exhibition of contemporary Caribbean artists coinciding with the fair’s 9th New York edition. Participating artists: April Bey, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Roland Dorcély, Adler Guerrier, Deborah Jack, Leasho Johnson, Remy Jungerman, Anina Major, Johanna Mirabel, Zak Ové, Nyugen E. Smith, Yoan Sorin, Alberta Whittle. A catalogue is available for download here.
Showcasing a new generation of contemporary artists from the Caribbean and its diaspora, Sparkling Islands, Another Postcard of the Caribbean seeks to push beyond superficial portrayals of the region as a sunny tourist destination and reflect the diversity of cultures informing contemporary Caribbean art. Featuring 13 artists from across the archipelago, the exhibition spans painting, photography, works on paper, sculpture, textiles and installation and offers a glimpse into the cerebral and nuanced output of contemporary artists from the region and diaspora.
Sparkling Islands, Another Postcard of the Caribbean is the first exhibition by 1-54 Presents, a new program of pop-up exhibitions by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.