Fall 2018

Past Events

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018


The Lantern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027


This symposium expands on the exhibition premise and delves more deeply into locating thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean archipelago from the perspective of scholars and visual artists. With Elia Alba, Alexander Alberro, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Deborah Cullen, Tatiana Flores, Frances Negrón-MuntanerMaria Magdalena Campos-Pons, David A. Scott, and Michelle A. Stephens


Symposium Schedule 

2:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion: The Archipelago as an Analytical Framework
Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, independent scholar
Tatiana Flores, curator, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago 
Michelle A. Stephens, Professor of English and Latino and Caribbean Studies, and Dean of the Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Moderator: Deborah Cullen, Director, Bronx Museum of the Arts


3:30 pm
Independent Viewing 
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago 


4:00 pm 
Stories Fall Apart: Art and Debt in the Puerto Rican Archipelago
Frances Negron-Muntaner, co-director, Unpayable Debt working group, Center for the Study of Social Difference, Columbia University 


5:00 pm 
Keynote Conversations with Relational Undercurrents Artists
Edouard Duval-Carrié and David Scott, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University and Director, Small Axe Project 
Elia Alba, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, and moderator  
Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University 


Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago is on view at The Wallach Art Gallery through September 23, 2018. 


The exhibition is curated by Tatiana Flores, Associate Professor of Art History and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Flores received her PhD from the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, and is curating this exhibition for the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, as part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative examining the artistic legacy of Latin America and U.S. Latinos through a series of exhibitions and related programs.