The National Gallery’s latest exhibition EN MAS’, puts a spot light on both carnival and performance art. The exhibition feature installations from nine Caribbean artists. Each showcase uses carnival, in a more traditional sense; a platform to make social commentary.
The exhibition is a travelling showcase. Natalie Urquhart, the National Gallery’s Director, says it was an education and challenging experience, installing it into the gallery space. “It was very technical, they all had video elements, or potentially some sound and multi video elements. It was new for our team” says Mrs. Urquhart.
A major focus for the gallery is to highlight performance art; an art form not regularly practice in Cayman. Mrs. Urquhart notes that while there are many people who take part in performing arts, performance arts, differs because it’s based on audience interaction. The gallery has been working with high school students, teaching the students about traditional performance art, and challenging the students to think about what they would speak about if they had to chance to do a performance piece in Batabano.
- Until 26 March
- National Gallery