When in Aruba covers the Caribbean Linked V Public Exhibition Opening

Rona Coster shares write-ups on the Caribbean Linked V Public Exhibition opening on the When in Aruba lifestyle website and its associated blog Bati Bleki, highlighting the regional and international scope of Caribbean Linked. The event took place on August 25th, 2018 at Caya Grandi (Main Street) and Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba.

Click here to read the announcement on When in Aruba, and click here to read the review on Bati Bleki!

Photo courtesy of ‘When in Aruba’

When in Aruba is a blog-driven exploration of the beloved island of Aruba, offering readers a very local, organic perspective of one of the most distinctive destinations in the Caribbean. Local writers, photographers, and videographers will be creating content on a weekly basis, sharing Aruba’s events as they unfold, as well as featuring the stories of talented artists, musicians, culinary personalities, and the island’s warm, friendly hospitality, all told through authentic voices.

E Arubiano shares the Caribbean Linked V Exhibition Announcement

On Friday, August 24th 2018, E Arubiano news shared video interviews with Caribbean Linked V artists Raily Stiven YanceAveria Wright, Adam Patterson and Irvin Aguilar, as well as organizers Katherine KennedyLaura de Vogel and Lupita Bernabela about this year’s regional artist residency and final exhibition, which opened on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 in Caya Grandi and Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad!

Click here to see the interview on E Arubiano’s website!

E Arubiano News features the latest news on the Island of Aruba and the Caribbean, with one vision in mind: To educate and bring relevant news to our community.

Open Casting for Film by Sharelly Emanuelson

For a new film installation, Director/Artist Sharelly Emanuelson is looking for male & female tour guides and/or actors on Aruba. Average ages must be Adults 25+, 40+ and 60+. For the casting, one must have either great tour guide experience/skills on Aruba or acting experience.

If interested in this casting, please message Sharelly on WhatsApp only at the number +59995154514 with your name, age and picture, and pass by Ateliers ’89 on Friday August 17th or Saturday August 18th between 3 and 6 PM.

Rehearsals and Shooting dates will be planned with each chosen actor or actress between the 18th and 23rd of August.

There will be a small fee for the roles and the film installation will travel around the world in art

For more information, contact Sharelly Emanuelson on WhatsApp only at the number +59995154514

Caribbean Linked V Black Box Artist Talks

Ateliers ’89 in partnership with Fresh Milk and ARC Magazine is pleased to share the schedule for the Black Box Artist Talks by participants in the Caribbean Linked V regional artist residency! The talks will take place on weekdays between Thursday, August 9th and Monday, August 20th at 7:00 pm each evening at Ateliers ’89, Dominicanessenstraat 34, Oranjestad, Aruba.

These talks are free and open to the public, and will be live-streamed on the Caribbean Linked Facebook Page & archived courtesy of Leo Maduro, Director of Voice of Aruba (VOA) Media Production.

Each artist will give a 30 minute presentation about their work, followed by a question & answer session with the audience, offering the opportunity for conversation and the exchange of ideas.

RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

The ‘Black Box’ at Ateliers ’89 – named for its pitch black walls enclosing a room equipped for multipurpose presentations – becomes a space for sharing artistic practices during each edition of Caribbean Linked. However, the Black Box Artist Talks are not typical lectures; beyond their educational value, these presentations are unique in that they create a rare chance to engage with artists, writers and curators from ten different Caribbean countries in one communal setting. Each of the residents’ home countries share similarities and histories, yet they all have entirely different cultures, influences and perspectives. This diversity stimulates an unmistakable kind of energy in the Black Box that never fails to leave an impact on both the participating artists and the wider public, who also take part in these special moments where the Caribbean becomes linked in spite of distance, language, and preconceptions of what we think we know about one another.

The schedule for the talks is as follows:

Thursday August 9th – Laura de Vogel (Aruba) & Katherine Kennedy (Barbados)
Friday August 10th – Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico) & Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba)
Monday August 13th – Alex Martínez Suárez (Dominican Republic)
Tuesday August 14th –  Franz Caba (Dominican Republic) & Kriston Chen (Trinidad and Tobago)
Wednesday August 15th –  Gwladys Gambie (Martinique) & Sharelly Emanuelson (Curacao)
Thursday August 16th –  Adam Patterson (Barbados) & Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba)
Friday August 17th – Averia Wright (The Bahamas) & Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela)
Monday August 20th – Miguel López (Peru/Costa Rica) & Elvis Lopez (Aruba)

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 FondsMondriaan Fonds, The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), UNOCA 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 Sunday, August 26th.

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!