Client: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC headquarters
Curator: Elvis Fuentes
Curatorial Concept Aligned with IDB's Mission: The exhibition displays works by 27 artists from various countries including Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname represented in the IDB’s Art Collection as well as art loaned to the exhibition by private collectors, art galleries, and from the artists themselves.
Innovative Approach to Curating
The exhibit was curated by art historians Elvis Fuentes (former curator of Museo del Barrio in New York) and Meyken Barreto. The exhibition explores the way in which creative popular expressions, often dismissed as minor arts, are employed by Caribbean artists to critically comment on today’s image-driven cultures.
Exhibit Graphic Identity
The typographical design emulates the curator's boldness and innovative approach. It plays with the 3-dimensional surfaces of the gallery to create the effect of movement and stepping out of the ordinary.
The same typographical style was used in the design of the catalog.
Abstraction Abstracción Abstração Sophistication in Brazilian Art,” as a preamble and special tribute to Brazil, site of the 55th Annual Meeting of the IDB’s Board of Governors, taking place in Costa do Sauípe, Bahia.