A Post-Basel Retreat Brought Performance Art to St. Croix

Artists including Rashaad Newsome, Oceana James, David Antonio Cruz, Jeanette Ehlers, traveled to St. Croix for what was billed as a “Post Art Basel Miami Beach Art World Retreat.”

Billed as a “Post Art Basel Miami Beach Art World Retreat,” the inaugural Caribbean performance series, Take Five, took place roughly 11,000 miles southeast of Miami Beach, on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. The week-long series featured performances by artists Rashaad Newsome, Oceana James, David Antonio Cruz, Jeanette Ehlers, studio visits with local artists, and the opening of Kharis Kennedy’s Touch Has Memory, a solo exhibition of painting and performance at The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

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Source: A Post-Basel Retreat Brought Performance Art to St. Croix (Vice Creators, Dec 18 2016)

Take Five and Art100: Panel Discussion and Exhibition

Panel Discussion at Art100 New York, Friday March 3rd, 5-7pm

This Friday Kharis Kennedy will be attending the Take Five/Art100 Panel Discussion: Nationality, Ethnicity, Identity and the Consumption of Contemporary Art. The discussion about the consumption of contemporary art will expand the dialogue that Kennedy started with Take Five in St. Croix in December 2016.

Over the past several decades, the nationality, ethnicity, sexuality and identity of an artist have increasingly become considerations and markers in how their art is evaluated, appraised and qualified. The panel will share their experiences in this regard and will probe the concept of art beyond identity in both the museum and commercial realms

TAKE FIVE, a survey exhibition of identity, race, gender, power and the environment took place in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in December 2016.  TAKE FIVE is now collaborating with ART100 New York to to discuss the role that commercial and non-profit sectors play in the consumption of art that highlights issues of nationality, ethnicity, and identity in the global art market.

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Exhibition, Art100, April

Exhibtion at Art100 – more information coming soon. Subscribe to newsletter to make sure you don’t miss it!

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A New Art Retreat Celebrating the African Diaspora Kicks Off in St. Croix, December 3–8

Take Five is a celebration and exploration of shared histories of territories within the African Diaspora through the lens of personal narratives of “otherness” at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality.

Source: A New Art Retreat Celebrating the African Diaspora Kicks Off in St. Croix, December 3–8

Save the Date: Join us for “Take Five” in St. Croix

Immediately following Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, artists Rashaad Newsome, David Antonio Cruz, Kharis Kennedy, La Vaughn Belle, and Oceana James will debut a dynamic series of performances and visual art as part of an inaugural program series called Take Five. Read more…

Source: Save the Date: Join us for “Take Five” in St. Croix on Sunday December 4th – Thursday December 8th!