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Miami curator for Alice Yard talk
Tobias Ostrander, the chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Pérez Art Museum Miami will give a talk tonight at Alice Yard, Roberts Street, Woodbrook.
A release from Alice Yard said Ostrander who is in the country to explore recent developments in T&T’s art scene, will speak about about key issues in contemporary curatorship, some recent curatorial projects, and his vision for the Pérez Art Museum.
Also on at Alice Yard is an installation of Postcards from the New Republic, a work by Trinidad-based artists Pinky and Emigrante (Alicia Milne and Luis Vasquez La Roche), created during their recent participation in the Open Ateliers Zuidoost Artists in Residence (OAZO AIR) programme in Amsterdam.
P&E created a series of postcards and posters that poke fun at relations between the former coloniser and colonies that now make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Upon investigating the national symbols of the former Netherlands Antilles, P&E decided to redesign the coat of arms of Aruba and Curaçao by removing European elements and replacing them with imagery with an island context.
Images of the new coat of arms are combined in postcard and poster form with photographs of the Netherlands landscape, but labelled as an Antillean country. The project suggests questions about a hypothetical role reversal in Dutch colonial history, and notions of ownership and control.
The event kicks off tonight at 7.30 pm at Alice Yard, 80 Roberts St, Woodbrook.
• For more information check Alice Yard’s Facebook page, facebook.com/aliceyard
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