Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Rob Perrée

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Renee Cox


“I wanted to overturn the concept that blacks were always represented as victims. I want to deconstruct stereotypes. I want the stereotypical representations of women turning upside down, for their empowerment.”

Rob Perrée in conversation with the American artist Renee Cox.

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Abdoulaye Konaté

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“The wealth of African countries does not have to do with money, it is their culture and their traditions. Therefore it is so important that we process traditional culture in our work and at the same time show that we are open for external influences.” Abdoulaye Konaté

Rob Perrée on the Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté
L’Oisseau Rouge, 2016.

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Timothy Voges, Gallery 23, Amsterdam


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ART AT THE CARIFESTA XIII IN BARBADOS: supporting actor on a stage dedicated to entertainment

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What I have seen now is a couple of bad exhibitions (the reginal presentations and the Pop-Up show), but more importantly, a number of solid, interesting and sometimes great exhibitions. They showed works that were invisible for many years, they showed new works of promising artists, they showed a fruitful mixture of young and old, they made comparisons possible with artists from the region, on the whole they created an inspiring picture of the Caribbean.

Rob Perrée on the art in Carifesta XIII.
Versia Harris, Incipience No 2, 2017.

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Mo Arab


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