Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

Museum of Latin American Art | MoLAA | Long Beach, CA

September 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

September 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, curated by Dr. Tatiana Flores for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first century art of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. Working against traditional understandings of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, and beyond comprehension as a result of its heterogeneous populations, multiple linguistic traditions, and diverse colonial histories, Relational Undercurrentslocates thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Acts and features artists whose works have informed and shaped those themes. With over eighty artists and occupying the entire museum space, Relational Undercurrentsincludes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance. It is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue with commissioned essays by scholars and curators.

Curator: Tatiana Flores

Featured Artists: Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Juana Valdes, Ewan Atkinson, Nyugen Smith, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Tania Bruguera, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Engel Leonardo, Charles Campbell, Firelei Báez, Scherezade García, Adler Guerrier, Ibrahim Miranda, María Elena González, María Martínez-Cañas & Kim Brown, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Limber Vilorio, Lisa C. Soto, Glenda León, Samir Bernárdez, Ellen Spijkstra, Janine Antoni, Tony Cruz, Carlos Martiel, Yoan Capote, Roberto Stephenson, Fermín Ceballos, Humberto Díaz, Quisqueya Henríquez, Jorge Luis Bradshaw, Marianela Orozco, Jason Mena, Laura Castro, Fausto Ortiz, Nadia Huggins, Manuel Piña, Jeanette Ehlers, Andil Gosine, René Emil Bergsma, Jean-Luc de Laguarigue, Angel Otero, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Deborah Jack, Sofia Maldonado, David Gumbs, Natusha Croes, Christopher Cozier, Nicole Awai, Allora & Calzadilla Joiri Minaya, Tony Capellán, Frances Gallardo, Glenda Salazar Leyva, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Ricardo de Armas, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Lynn Parotti, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, Guerra de la Paz, Marc Latamie, Blue Curry, Ebony G. Patterson, Miguel Luciano, Kishan Munroe, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Jorge Pineda, Camille Chedda, Sasha Huber, Edgar Endress with incarcerated Haitians, David Bade, Charo Oquet, Antonia Wright, Elia Alba, Sandra Stephens & David Sansone, Barbara Prézeau, Myrlande Constant, Raquel Paiewonsky, Jimmy Robert, Maksaens Denis, Didier William Marlon Griffith, Ernest Breleur, and Cosmo Whyte.


Address: 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: (562) 437 - 1689

Hours: Monday & Tuesday: Closed | Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm | Friday: 11am - 9pm | MoLAA is closed on major holidays, including 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Admission: General Admission $10.00 | Seniors $ 7.00 | Students $ 7.00 | MOLAA Members & Children under 12 years are free. Free admission every Sunday. Free Admission the fourth Friday of every month between 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Parking: Free onsite parking. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Download Map Point-to-Point Driving Directions (PDF)

Public Transit: The Metro Blue Line connects Los Angeles to Long Beach. Exit 5th St. Station at 598 N. Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, 90802. From the train platform, take 6th street east to Alamitos. Arrive at the Museum, located between 6th and 7th street at 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, 90802. For your best route, use Metro’s Trip Planner. Go Metro and receive 2-for-1 admission at MoLAA! For more information, click here.

Follow us!

Facebook: /MuseumofLatinAmericanArt | Instagram: @MoLAAart | Twitter: @MoLAA

#PSTLALA | #MoLAA | #RelationalUndercurrents