Dutch museum stages first major Caribbean art exhibition

Repeating Islands

Dutch interest in Caribbean art has never been huge. So, despite the country’s Antillean, Aruban and Surinamese communities, there has never been a full-scale exhibition of Caribbean art. “Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, Contemporary Art from the Caribbean” at Amersfoort’s Kunsthal KAdE is the first one.

On display are a wide range of sculptures, installations, paintings, drawings, photographs, feature films and animated films, both by established artists and young, promising ones. The show comprises works from the south of the Caribbean (the Antilles, Suriname), the north (Cuba, Jamaica), the west (Costa Rica, Panama), the east (Haiti, Dominican Republic) and all the islands in between.

In evidence at the exhibition are the many aspects shared by the region’s inhabitants in terms of history, politics, religion and daily life. But the show also tells the story of a complex, multifaceted region rich in cultural and linguistic diversity, partly the result of their…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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