The Caribbean Pavilion

At the Liverpool Biennial 


In 2010 ICF presented Three Moments: The Caribbean Pavilion at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial (18 September – 28 November 2010), as part of a grouping of shows titled ‘City States’ exploring the cultural dynamics between cities and states.

The concept for the exhibition was derived from Stuart Hall’s essay Modernity and its Others: Three “Moments” in the Post-War History of the Black Diaspora Arts, which re-visits modernity through three historical art movements from the perspective of the Diaspora. In the exhibition Hall’s three moments are symbolised by three Caribbean islands – the Bahamas, Martinique and Barbados, and ten artists from those islands were selected to exhibit based on their ability to make work that responds to contemporary and historical global themes. The exhibition was curated by Dominique Brebion (Martinique), Alissandra Cummins (Barbados), David A. Bailey (London) and Allison Thompson (Barbados) and presented by ICF.

Exhibiting artists: Ewan Atkinson, Ras Ishi Butcher and Ras Akyem-i Ramsey from Barbados, Christian Bertin and David Damoison from Martinique and John Beadle, Blue Curry, Lavar Munroe, Lynn Parotti and Heino Schmid from the Bahamas