washington-based experimental exhibit unites us & caribbean black communities with breathtaking art

January 18, 2017

A professor once told me, “If it’s not pushing boundaries, it’s not doing the work and if it’s not doing the work, don’t bother doing it!” And pushing boundaries is exactly what Tacoma, Washington-based COLORED art exhibit is doing. Curated by Christopher Paul Jordan, the exhibit combines augmented reality, social media, and public art to facilitate dialogue between Black artists from the United States and the Caribbean. The African diaspora is vast and our experiences differ so much based on where we are geographically, but the shared experience of Blackness and how we relate to each other is something that should be explored, and what better way to accomplish this than art. “By pairing poets with visual artists the show intends to foster connections between Black communities historically separated by space and culture.” The relationship between Black Americans and the Caribbean community is one that needs to be examined further. For everything we share, there is often friction between the two, for cultural differences. Check out some of the artwork and the preview of the exhibit in the video below?

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Brianna McCarthy “Untitled”

Charhys Bailey – “Performance”

Outer Limits (Venue)

Outer Limits

Outer Limits

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