6:30–8 pm ET
Marina Reyes Franco. (Image: Raquel Perez Puig)
Marina Reyes Franco on the Visitor Economy Regime
In collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), Americas Society hosts the curator to discuss her research and curatorial process.
Join Marina Reyes Franco, Curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC PR), for a conversation about the curatorial process behind the exhibition Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime, currently on view at the Americas Society, New York.
Join us in person on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
680 Park Ave.
New York, NY
*Masks are encouraged at this event
Reyes Franco will discuss her research and curatorial process, delving into the connections between works in the show and their diverse reflections of what she terms the "visitor economy regime"—the unique amalgamation of tourism and finance that has profoundly impacted cultural production, identity, and policy across the Caribbean.
The result of expansive research undertaken across the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad, and in diasporic communities, partially through ICI's 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under The Visitor Economy Regime highlights ideas and experiences both specific to the Caribbean and translatable to global contexts in which natural and fiscal paradises coalesce. In this talk, Reyes Franco will explore how her ideas and curatorial framework can expand beyond the Caribbean to encompass other countries and regions contending with similar dynamics.
This program will take place in person at Americas Society on 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
Live ASL interpretation will be available at this event.
Marina Reyes Franco on The Visitor Economy Regime is presented in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI).
Major support for Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime in both Americas Society and MAC is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The presentation of Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program from Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP; and by the Smart Family Foundation of New York. Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle contributors: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Galeria Almeida e Dale, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Sharon Schultz, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan. The presentation of the exhibition at MAC in San Juan is made possible by support from the Teiger Foundation.