Visual Culture: Caribbean Art x Art Basel Miami

December 3, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Thierry Jarrin

If you’re headed down to Art Basel Miami this week, you can count on seeing work by artists from around the world. But, despite its close proximity to and obvious influence on MIA itself, the Caribbean will actually be one of the most underrepresented regions at North America’s biggest art event.

For the last four years, Miami-based Haitian artist Edouard Duval Carrié has been doing his best to shine light on art from the islands during Art Basel with his “Global Caribbean” shows at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. This year’s installment spotlights 14 artists from the French departments of Martinique (including Thierry Jarrin, the painter/sculptor who’s work is seen here) and Guadeloupe, as well as French Guiana. The show will also include folklorist Alan Lomax’s audio archives of folk recordings from the French Caribbean, and showcase the work of Jamaican artist Karl “Jerry” Craig and photographer David Muir.

Global Caribbean IV: French West Indies and Guiana opens Thursday, December 6, and will remain at the Little Haiti Cultural Center February, before going to Martinique in May. Get info on the opening here.

Global Caribbean Art Basel