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The Tropenmuseum is an ethnographic museum in Amsterdam. It holds permanent and temporary exhibitions display (art) objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures.  Visit their website  Image: The central hall of the Tropenmuseum, © The Tropenmuseum

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Panel discussion, chairs: Leon Wainwright, Tirzo Martha, Kitty Zijlmans, Alex van Stipriaan  ​On 5-6 February 2013, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) hosted the project conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Workshop Two: Networks and Infrastructure, chaired by Kitty Zijlmans and Leon Wainwright  On 5-6 February 2013, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) hosted the project conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Leon Wainwright and Kitty Zijlmans, Workshop One: What is the basis for a Caribbean community and what role may art play?  On 5-6 February 2013, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) hosted the project conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Leon Wainwright, Roundtable discussion  Chair: Leon Wainwright Tropenmuseum The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) On 5-6 February 2013, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) hosted the project conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Alex van Stipriaan, Remy’s and Marcel’s community/ties  This presentation will be focused on two artists – Remy Jungerman (1959) and Marcel Pinas (1971) – who were both born in or around the small mining town of Moengo, Suriname. Although no more than twelve years apart in age, they seem to belong to different generations in their respective careers. Nevertheless, these career paths cross with increasing frequency, and Moengo is their meeting and workplace, as well as a point of reference.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Marlon Griffith, Location and actions  Griffith says it has taken a long time as a person and artist to discover the complexities of an artwork and the resolution that lies in a simple object or gesture. Only through dialogue has Griffith been able to discover more about his work: ideas on paper and gestures which aren’t always activated immediately but may become part of wider narratives.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Tessa  Jackson, The Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva, UK) as research partner  Tessa Jackson will give a brief introduction to the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva, UK: www.iniva.org), its role of ‘making the invisible visible’ in the visual arts, and how it works at the intersection of society and politics through artistic practice. Iniva, since its inception in 1994, has been focused upon exploring other art histories through exhibitions, debates, research, education activities and digital projects.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Roshini Kempadoo, State of Play: Technologies, Diaspora and Caribbean visual culture  Kempadoo’s contribution will explore ways in which Caribbean diasporic artists (as first/second generation British Caribbean/Canadian artists) engage and respond to the work by emergent Caribbean artists practising in the Caribbean.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Petrina Dacres, Caribbean art in the present  During the 1960s art was an integral aspect of governmental policy in Jamaica. That support has dwindled over the last few decades; moreover, as governments change so too have art policies changed and projects been disrupted. In these contexts, artists and curators have created their own independent projects. Using a number of case studies, this presentation will examine several art-related initiatives in Jamaica.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Nicholas Morris, Randnotizen: Notes from the edge  The practice of ‘art’ – taken here to mean communication through the expressive manipulation of objects – is the flash-lit tracing of a fragmentary map: like an arrow shot or a line drawn from point to point on a surface, an artwork flares to briefly illuminate the location of the artist and his or her imagination for the waiting receiver.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Wouter  Welling, The Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) and Caribbean art: Collecting and presenting contemporary art from the Dutch Antilles, Haiti, Cuba and beyond  Since the last decade of the twentieth century the Afrika Museum has focused its exhibitions on contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora. As a curator Welling is especially interested in artists with a global orientation using local sources rooted in African spiritual traditions.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Erica M. James, Dreams of Utopia  During the past few years in the United States many arts bloggers have shared a proposal by noted curator and arts administrator Renny Pritikin, entitled “Facets of a Healthy Art Scene”.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Kitty Zijlmans, Art’s agency on contemporary Curaçao: Tirzo Martha’s “Blijf maar plakken” and the Instituto Buena Bista  This presentation will give an example of how a contemporary artwork – or rather art practice – can help to forge a sustainable community in the Caribbean ‘bottom up’, with an outreach to its diaspora. The work in question is Curaçaon artist, Tirzo Martha’s art project “Blijf maar plakken” (translated literally as “just keep adding on”, but with a further connotation which will be clarified).

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

Tirzo Martha, Captain Caribbean vs. Anansi colonialism  Growing up on the island of Curaçao between the 1960’s and the 1980’s was a surreal experience. Social and political instability had a direct impact on the community. The revolt that took place on May 30th 1969 has stood as an example of how extreme and out of hand the situation had become. The island suffered social and economic decay which created the conditions for corruption and abuses of power in political, governmental and social structures. In several neighborhoods you could see and feel its abatement.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

On 5-6 February 2013, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) hosted the project conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’. This is part of a two-year international research project led by Dr Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK), with Co-Investigator Professor Dr Kitty Zijlmans (Leiden University), funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK).