The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), in collaboration with the Bahamas Tourism Board and the French Arts Factory, is proud to present the exhibition “Baham’Art en Seine” featuring six prominent Bahamian artists including Chantal Bethel, Stan Burnside, Claudette Dean, Thierry Lamare, Toby Lunn and Max Taylor, on view at the French Art Factory from December 11th - 17th, 2017.
The showcase encapsulates the work of creatives who are engaging with medium and materials in significant ways from the development of abstraction to speak about the internal and external landscape and the conflicts within. There is a positive engagement with the region’s Afro-Caribbean history, mythologies, syncretism and the intuitive spirit that has come to encapsulate so much of the work emerging out of the Caribbean.
In true style, the collection acts as an introduction to the development of contemporary practices that aren’t burdened by identity politics but those that move deeply into the act of creating. “Baham’Art en Seine” illustrates the intensity and power of a creative community and country gaining autonomy and freedom by taking the narrative by the horns and crafting unique story to speak about art from The Bahamas.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian art and visual culture and supporting contemporary movements and experimental art practice through programming and community development. This includes partnerships with regional and international bodies–institutions, museums, galleries– to promote and exhibit Bahamian work overseas.