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Art Dialogue this Saturday – Caribbean Art: Past, Present & Future

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DavidoffThis Saturday February 14th as part of the Davidoff Art Day, you are cordially invited to an Art Dialogue which will see some of the Caribbean’s most knowledgable artists come together to discuss the past, present and future of Caribbean art.

“Caribbean Art: Past, Present and Future” will be led by speakers Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Associate Curator of El Museo del Barrio in New York, Holly Bynoe Visual artist, curator and writer from St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Raul Miyar Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Raúl Miyar has been a professor and the Chair of the Fine Arts/Illustration Department at the Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic for the past fifteen years, and András Szántó, New York-based, Budapest-born writer.

This Art Dialogue will take place from 3pm to 4pm at the Student Center of the Altos de Chavón School of Design and although it is open to everyone, because space is limited RSVP is required ([email protected]).

The Davidoff Art Day forms part of the celebrations surrounding the launch of the Davidoff Art Residency which started in Altos de Chavón at the beginning of January and in addition to the Art Dialogue includes a Guided Tour of the Altos de Chavón School of Design, “Davidoff Open Art Studios” with the 5 artists of the art residency, the “Davidoff Cigar Lounge” at Café Marietta, as well as an art exhibit curated by Stephan Kaplan at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón. You can review the complete schedule of events below.

CARIBBEAN ART: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Where: Student Center, The School of Design

When: Saturday February 14th from 3 pm to 4 pm

RSVP: [email protected]

SPEAKERS

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Associate Curator of El Museo del Barrio in New York, where she organised The (S) Files, a biennial of Latin American art. Prior to joining in 2009 she was a curator at the Jersey City Museum from 2000. Recently, she was part of the curatorial team for the exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at the Queens Museum of Art, at El Museo del Barrio and in The Studio Museum in Harlem, in New York, 2012–2013.

Holly Bynoe

Visual artist, curator and writer from St.Vincent and the Grenadines. She is currently living and working across the Caribbean. Bynoe is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of ARC Magazine, the premiere visual art and culture publication focusing on contemporary visual art created throughout the Caribbean and its diaspora. She is a recent graduate of Bard College | International Center of Photography where she earned an M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies.

Raul Miyar

Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Raúl Miyar has been a professor and the Chair of the Fine Arts/Illustration Department at the Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic for the past fifteen years. Chavón is an affiliate of the Parsons New School for Design in New York. He received his BFA from Xavier University and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Raúl has also taught in a summer program in Spoleto, Italy for the past sixteen years. In addition to teaching, Raúl has focused on curatorial work in the Dominican Republic for the past several years.

András Szántó

András Szántó, New York-based, Budapest-born writer, researcher, has advised the Davidoff Art Initiative since its inception in 2012. The co-author and editor of five books, Szántó is a contributing editor for The Art Newspaper and co-founder of ArtworldSalon. His writings on art markets and institutions have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, and many other publications. He had been the director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University, and has lectured on art business and marketing at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He advises leading museums, foundations, and corporations worldwide on cultural strategies. He is the moderator of the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium and a frequent moderator of the Art Basel Conversations series.

The events of the “Davidoff Art Day” on Saturday February 14th are as follows:

Davidoff Art Day, Saturday February 14th

Guided Tour of the Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana

What: Take a tour around the Altos de Chavñon School of Design.

When: 10:30am, Saturday February 14th

RSVP required: [email protected]

Davidoff Open Art Studios

What: Feel free to visit, meet and greet with the 5 artists of the Davidoff Art Residency

When: Noon to 4pm, Saturday February 14th

Where: At the Altos de Chavón Art Residency Studios

Davidoff Cigar Lounge at Café Marietta

What: Your chance to enjoy a Davidoff cigar in a refreshing and laid back atmosphere. A cigar roller will be there and you are welcome to buy your own refreshments.

When: Noon to 4pm, Saturday February 14th

Where: Café Marietta

Davidoff Art Dialogue “Caribbean Art: Present and Future”

What: Art dialogue, discussing “Caribbean Art: Present and Future”, led by speakers Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Associate Curator of El Museo del Barrio in New York, Holly Bynoe Visual artist, curator and writer from St.Vincent and the Grenadines.  Raul Miyar Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Raúl Miyar has been a professor and the Chair of the Fine Arts/Illustration Department at the Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic for the past fifteen years, and András Szántó, New York-based, Budapest-born writer.

When: 3pm to 4pm, Saturday February 14th

Where: The Student Center, The Altos de Chavón School of Design

RSVP required: [email protected]

Exhibition “SYNERGY: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AND STUDENTS”

What: An exhibition showcasing the work of the Davidoff Artists in Residence so far, as well as a spectacular collection of work by the students of the Altos de Chavón School of Design. Curated by Dean of Studies at the Altos de Chavón School of Design, Stephen Kaplan.

When: 10.30am to 4pm, Saturday February 14th

Where: The Gallery, Altos de Chavón

Davidoff Ladies Masterclass

What: “The pleasures of a good cigar is no longer a privilege for men. More and more women feel attracted to them. The “Ladies’ Masterclasses” introduce our guests to the art of choosing, cutting, lighting and enjoying.”

When: 7.30pm to 11:30pm, Monday February 23rd

Where: Café Marietta, Altos de Chavón

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