Alvaro Barrington In the Eye of the Storm Curated by Tim Roerig
In this exhibition, leading artists from Puerto Rico, Haiti, Barbados, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Martinique present films, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and installations. They address the impact of literal and figurative storms.
Climate change is everywhere, yet it is largely invisible in our daily lives. It is as if we have been thrust into the eye of the storm, a threatening silence surrounded by crushing winds. This image holds true especially for the Caribbean, where hurricanes have caused great damage and revealed deep inequalities. What once seemed like a distant future for Europe is already a reality there, and recent natural disasters suggest that the future is now. How do Caribbean artists respond to these experiences? How do they take action? What is their relationship to their environment? These questions are at the core of the exhibition In the Eye of the Storm.