The panel discussion, that will take place on 13 September, 2019, will concern itself with the various ways in which visual artists respond to the historical injuries and ongoing experiences of social suffering in the Caribbean.
Bringing together both artists and writers featured in the exhibition, the panel will explore questions of violence and power through the prism social affliction while asking about art’s capacity to capture the destructive forces that have given shape to our present. How do Caribbean artists visually re-imagine the region’s history of genocide, slavery, indenture, and colonialism? Can art do more than represent the experiences and effects of violence? Might there be other ways of rendering visible the life of social affliction? To what extent do aesthetic practices function as modes of public engagement or even provide possible forms of redress?
The panelists include Marielle Barrow, Blue Curry, Kaneesha Parsard, and Kara Springer and will be moderated by Nijah Cunningham.