In the Eye of the Storm

Z33 presents In the Eye of the Storm. This ambitious exhibition explores how leading artists from Puerto Rico, Haiti, Barbados, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Martinique respond to the literal and metaphorical storms around them.


Every hurricane season, the Caribbean is confronted with the relentless force of nature. Global warming is leading to ever more violent storms. Hurricanes like Maria, Irma and Dorian have recently caused great damage and distress in the region. However, such storms never appear on their own. They are accompanied by political and economic storms, the origins of which can be traced to the colonial past.


How do you show the impact of such devastating storms? The artists in this exhibition confront the destruction with poetic and creative responses. Through their work, we can sense what binds them to the affected places: the communities formed there, the memories attached to them, or the living knowledge of their natural features. With films, photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations, these artists bear witness to emotionally and historically charged landscapes in danger of disappearing.

Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Candida Alvarez, Alvaro Barrington, Minia Biabiany, Ramiro Chaves & MAOF, Jean-Luc de Laguarigue, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Manuel Mathieu, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Ada M. Patterson, The Living and the Dead Ensemble

Curator: Tim Roerig