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THE works of international artists to open at the National Gallery of Jamaica

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The vast majority of artists in the exhibition is Jamaican or Jamaican diaspora, so the exhibition is still mainly one of Jamaican art and that will always be so. Definitions of 'Jamaicanness' have, however expanded significantly in recent times, because of a very culturally engaged diaspora and the global impact of Jamaican culture, and as a National Art Gallery we need to engage with that. What happens in Jamaican art today is the result of complex local and global cultural dialogues and there are significant connections to what is happening elsewhere in the Caribbean, which is what the inclusion of the six international artists is seeking to explore.
Among the international artists are: Renee Cox (Jamaica/USA), James Cooper (Bermuda), Blue Curry (Bahamas/UK), Gilles Elie-dit-Cosaque (Martinique), Richard Mark Rawlins (Trinidad), and Sheena Rose (Barbados).
In addition to the invited artists, another development is that the juried section was selected by two international judges, Diana Nawi, associate curator at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, and Sara Hermann, a curator and art historian from the Dominican Republic.
The Biennial is set to consist of more than 120 works by 97 artists, including well-established artists as well as many young and emerging ones.
"A wide range of artistic media and approaches is represented, from representational and abstract painting to video and performance art, with a particularly strong representation of digital photography and video art," Poupeye added.
In another first, the Biennial will also be shown at more than one location -- in addition to the National Gallery, parts of the exhibition will be shown at Devon House and at National Gallery West.

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