Caribbean Linked V Public Exhibition

Ateliers ’89 in partnership with The Fresh Milk Art Platform and ARC Magazine is pleased to invite you to the opening of the public exhibition for Caribbean Linked V, which will take place Saturday, August 25th, 2018 across two spaces: Caya Grandi (Main Street) and Ateliers ’89, both in Oranjestad, Aruba.

RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

This year, the Caribbean Linked V regional residency programme seeks to take the concept of connectivity locally and regionally a step further by adding a focus on public art and community engagement. Artists have been invited to engage with Caya Grandi as a communal space, inserting pieces and performance art throughout the street while creating a platform for contemporary art and everyday life to seamlessly intersect. Creating the space for cultural exchanges and encounters to take place both in and outside of a gallery setting helps to dispel the myth that contemporary art is inaccessible, bridging the perceived gap between art and society. We hope this approach will generate greater interest in the artists’ practices and invite rich dialogue with the general public.

The opening of the public aspect of the exhibition will take place at 5:00 PM in the plaza in front of Aruba Trading at the beginning of Caya Grandi. The audience will then make their way down the street to view the public artworks & live performances on display all the way down to Plaza Niki Habibe. There will be champagne and music along the route by live DJs Nanof and Masbango in front of Aruba Trading and BonBini Bazaar respectively, and Massive the Brass Band will perform on the street’s tram.

There will also be a show by Crea Arte on at Maggy’s Perfumery, which the audience will make its way through between 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Buses will be waiting behind Maggy‘s to transport the audience to Ateliers ’89, Dominicanessenstraat 34 for the rest of the exhibition, refreshments, more drinks  and celebration!

Participants this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad & Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curacao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wright (The Bahamas, supported by the Charitable Arts Foundation of the Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela). This year’s writer-in-residence is Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico) and the two visiting guest curators have been Alex Martínez Suárez (Dominican Republic) and Miguel López (Peru/Costa Rica).

Caribbean Linked is an initiative by Ateliers ’89, ARC Magazine and The Fresh Milk Art Platform, generously supported by core sponsors BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Vertegenwoordiging van Nederland in Oranjestad (VNO), The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), UNOCA , SETAR, Garage Centraal, Elite Productions, the Department of Public Works (DOW) in Aruba and Aruba Bank, as well as number of local sponsors in Aruba.

For more information, call Ateliers ’89 at (+297) 565 4613, email caribbeanlinked@gmail.com or visit the Caribbean Linked website at caribbeanlinked.com, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook and Instagram pages for regular updates on the residency!

Amigoe Newspaper Announces Caribbean Linked V Meet & Greet

Nadine Salas announces the launch of the Caribbean Linked V regional residency programme at Ateliers ’89 in the Tuesday, August 7th edition of the Amigoe Newspaper. Caribbean Linked V runs from August 6th – 28th, 2018  Oranjestad, Aruba.

Click here to read the full article!

Amigoe is a Dutch-language daily newspaper whose audience is predominantly in Curaçao and Aruba. The newspaper is one of the most widely read dailies in Aruba. 

Aruba Today announces Caribbean Linked V

The Saturday, August 4th edition of Aruba Today announces the Caribbean Linked V regional residency programme, which runs from August 6th – 28th, 2018 at Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba.

Click here to read the full article!

Aruba Today is Aruba’s only English and only free daily newspaper in print. Their mission includes connecting readers to the local culture and happenings on Aruba in the most simple and enjoyable platform possible.

Caribbean Linked V – Meet & Greet the Artists

Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba in collaboration with The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados and ARC Magazine invites you to the official launch of the regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V. Come meet this year’s participating artists at Ateliers ’89 on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 from 8pm – 12am!

RSVP to the Event on Facebook here.

Artists this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen(Trinidad & Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson(Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wright (The Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela). The writer in residence will be art historian and independent curator Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico).

This year’s specially invited curators will be Alex Martínez Suárez (Dominican Republic) and Miguel López (Peru/Costa Rica), who will be joining us at different intervals throughout the three week residency programme.

For more information, call Ateliers ’89 at (+297) 565 4613 or email caribbeanlinked@gmail.com, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook page for regular updates on the residency!

Amigoe Newspaper announces Caribbean Linked V

Melissa Stamper shares an article in the Thursday, July 26th edition of Amigoe Newspaper announcing the upcoming Caribbean Linked V regional residency programme, which will run from August 6th – 28th, 2018 at Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba.

Click here to read the full article!

Amigoe is a Dutch-language daily newspaper whose audience is predominantly in Curaçao and Aruba. The newspaper is one of the most widely read dailies in Aruba. 

Puerto Rico Art News Promotes Caribbean Linked V

On June 28th, 2018, Puerto Rico Art News shared the announcement of Caribbean Linked V,  highlighting the participation of Puerto Rican art historian and curator Marina Reyes Franco:

Photo credit: Victoria Tomaschko

Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba in collaboration with The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados and ARC Magazine is pleased to announce that the regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ‘89 from August 6th through 28th, 2018. The official opening event will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 8pm – 12am.

Read the full announcement on Puerto Rico Art News here!

Bahamian Art & Culture Newsletter promotes Caribbean Linked V

Smith and Benjamin’s ‘BAHAMIAN ART and CULTURE’ Newsletter, Issue No. 350 published on Friday, June 29th, 2018 shares the announcement of Caribbean Linked V, highlighting the participation of Bahamian artist Averia Wright:

The regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ‘89 in Oranjestad, Aruba from August 6th through 28th, 2018. Creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work, meet cultural activists in the Aruban art community, participate in public talks, blog about their experience and present a closing showcase of works during this three week period. The final event will be held on Sunday, August 26th.

Artists this year include Bahamian MFA Grad in Sculpture Averia Wright as well as Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad and Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela).

Read the full newsletter here!

Repeating Islands shares the announcement of Caribbean Linked V

Repeating Islands, a news and commentary blog about Caribbean culture, literature and the arts, shares the announcement of Caribbean Linked V:

This year, the Caribbean Linked V regional artist residency will take place at Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba, from August 6 through 28, 2018.

The official opening event will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 8:00pm to midnight. Participating artists, writers and curators this year hail from Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

 

Caribbean Linked is an annual residency and exhibition programme spanning French, Spanish, Dutch and English Caribbean islands.

See the full press release on Repeating Islands here.

Announcing Caribbean Linked V: August 2018

Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba in collaboration with The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados and ARC Magazine is pleased to announce that the regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ‘89 from August 6th through 28th, 2018. The official opening event will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 8pm – 12am.

Thanks to generous support from this year’s core sponsors BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Vertegenwoordiging van Nederland in Oranjestad (VNO), The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), UNOCA , SETAR, Garage Centraal and Aruba Bank, as well as number of local sponsors in Aruba, creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work, meet cultural activists in the Aruban art community, participate in public talks, blog about their experience and present a closing showcase of works during this three week period. The final event will be held on Saturday, August 25th.

Caribbean Linked is a space for building awareness across disparate creative communities of the Caribbean. It has created viable opportunities for young artists, writers, critics and creative activists from over twenty countries to foster new relationships with a larger community, contributing to the holistic development of the creative industries. In addition, it provides the opportunity to link with industry professionals who facilitate access to wider global conversations for the region’s practitioners, while allowing the artists to create work, exchange ideas and broaden cross-cultural understanding.

Artists this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad and Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wright (The Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela).

The writer in residence will be art historian and independent curator Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico). Visiting artists who will be lending support to Ateliers ’89 during the residency will be Laura de Vogel (Aruba) and Katherine Kennedy (Barbados). This year’s specially invited curators will be Alex Martínez Suárez, independent curator and general coordinator and museographer at the Museo Fernando Peña Defilló, a private museum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Miguel A. Lopez, co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica.

For more information, call Ateliers ’89 at (+297) 565 4613, email caribbeanlinked@gmail.com or visit the Caribbean Linked website at caribbeanlinked.com, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook page for regular updates on the residency!