Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora

Exhibition Website

Sep 15 2017 - Feb 25 2018

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 will reveal the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean.

The exhibition will be presented at two venues, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) and the California African American Museum (CAAM). The presentation at CAAM will trace 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 Wifredo Lam (Cuba)

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • Latin American
  • Caribbean
  • Sybil Atteck
  • Manuel Chong-Neto
  • Wifredo Lam
  • and others

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