Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
|When||15 Sep 2017 - 25 Feb 2018|
|Where||California African American Museum
600 State Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Circles and Circuits explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and beyond, the exhibition reveals the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean.
Circles and Circuits is presented at two venues: the Chinese American Museum (CAM) and the California African American Museum (CAAM).
The presentation at CAAM — Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora — traces the history of Chinese Caribbean art from the 1930s through the period of the region’s independence movements, showcasing the contributions of artists little known outside their own countries—such as Sybil Atteck (Trinidad and Tobago) and Manuel Chong-Neto (Panama)—and providing a new context for understanding the better-known work of artists such as Wifredo Lam (Cuba).
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