KY: Louisville

WHERE: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4-April 14, 2012. (NOTE: An opening reception will be Friday, February 3, 5:00-10:00 pm).

TITLE: Into the Mix

BRIEF ABOUT: Works from 10 Caribbean artists: Janine Antoni, Christopher Cozier, Blue Curry, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Marlon Griffith, Sofia Maldonado, Wendy Nanan, Ebony G. Patterson, Sheena Rose and Heino Schmid, who addresses the complexities of cultural stereotypes. “The artists’ pieces take on new meanings in a context where cultural history is influenced by outside migrating populations, colonial governments, tourists and the popular culture machine,” says KMAC Executive Director Aldy Milliken. “In many societies, craft and hand-worked items help establish a culture of self-worth in the minds of the local population. The creation of these objects is influenced by the economic opportunity presented through tourism, yet souvenirs represent the visitor’s interests and are taken out of context.”

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