Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Special Projects: Nadia Huggins

The main opening event of the Jamaica Biennial 2017 is on Sunday, February 26, starting at 1:30 pm at the National Gallery of Jamaica (door are open fro 11 am to 4 pm). The work of Nadia Huggins, who contributed one of the special projects, is on view at the National Gallery.

Nadia Huggins is a self-taught conceptual documentary photographer from St Vincent & the Grenadines. Her photographs explore Caribbean culture and identity through people, self-portraits and the landscape. She is also the co-founder of ARC Magazine and a full-time freelance graphic designer. She currently lives in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Her recent exhibitions include Caribbean Queer Visualities (2016) at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Vision Archipelagiques (2016) at the Fondation Clement in Martinique. She says that “my work encompasses and explores the many recesses of life’s darkest experiences. I feel that there are sociological structures within the Caribbean that are receptors of a lot of uncharted emotions. This I think is a culminated result of years of suppression and repression by its people.”

Offset: Art Publishing in the Caribbean

The National Gallery of Jamaica in association with ARC Magazine and Caribbean InTransit is pleased to announce Offset: Art Publishing in the Caribbean, the joint launch of ARC Magazine Issue IV and the second issue of the new academic publication Caribbean InTransit. This event will take place at the National Gallery of Jamaica on Saturday, December 10, from 1:30 pm to 4pm.

To introduce the launch, the NGJ has developed a discussion panel that will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in art journal publishing across the Anglophone Caribbean and its Diaspora. The panel includes the editor and co-founder of ARC Magazine, Holly Bynoe, Marielle Barrow, founder and director of Caribbean InTransit, Keino Senior and Carol “Annie” Hamilton, editors of the new Edna Manley College journal Jonkunnu, Kim Robinson, editor of Jamaica Journal and Annie Paul contributing editor of Small Axe; the panel will be moderated by Veerle Poupeye, executive director of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

The panel and launch, which will be followed by a reception, will be held at the National Gallery of Jamaica, which is located at 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston (entrance on Orange Street). The event is free and open to the public.  Copies of ARC IV, Caribbean InTransit 2 and back issues of both publications will be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored, with kind support, by the National Gallery of Jamaica, George Mason University and the Ministry of Culture of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

UPDATE 21/12/2011: Video footage and sound-recording now available:

Sound cloud – Opening statements

Video of Q&A – part I:

Video of Q&A – part II

Event photos

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