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In the Eye of the Storm: How are artists from the Caribbean responding to climate change?

From 26 September, Z33 presents the group exhibition In the Eye of the Storm. Based on the work of more than 10 Caribbean artists, this exhibition examines the impact of climate change and how the Caribbean population in general and artists in particular are coping with it.

Climate change is everywhere. Yet it is often invisible in our daily lives. These slow changes hardly seem to affect us. The proverbial eye of the storm is the very heart of a crisis. But in the eye of a real cyclone there is a dead calm. This metaphor can be applied as it is to the Caribbean, where hurricanes have recently caused severe damage and revealed serious inequalities. For what sometimes seems far away from Europe is a reality there. How do artists from the Caribbean react to these events? How do they take action? How do they relate to their environment? These are the questions at the heart of our exhibition In the Eye of the Storm.

A dozen artists from Puerto Rico, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique and the Caribbean diaspora will exhibit films, photos, paintings, sculptures and installations at Z33, all exploring the consequences of climate change and the impact of the storms that hit them literally and figuratively. All of them explore the consequences of climate change and the impact of the storms that have hit them both literally and figuratively, and they make us feel what connects them to a place: communities, rituals, memories or familiarity with a place. The works presented contribute to the creation of a new plastic language that speaks to us about climate change. These artists seek to address the issue in a poetic way rather than directly representing storms.

Participating artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Candida Alvarez, Alvaro Barrington, Minia Biabiany, Ramiro Chaves & MAOF, Jean-Luc de Laguarigue, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Manuel Mathieu, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Ada M. Patterson, The Living and the Dead Ensemble

Curator: Tim Roerig

For more information on the exhibition and the press conference, please click here.

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