The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organizations that work to promote Caribbean art, and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. It brings opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the wider Caribbean region—including the Dominican Republic, where much of Davidoff’s production and many of the employees are based—and it extends the company’s long-standing commitment to artistry, craftsmanship, community, and quality.
Davidoff Art Initiative hosts special events such as dialogues and open studios, involving artists, curators and collectors. Organized in different spaces and venues throughout the world, they are made possible through our partnerships. Additionally, Davidoff Art Initiative wish to share the different events that occur across the globe that includes participation by artists whom have collaborated to make the initiative’s aims a reality.
Tessa Mars: Producing work that reflects a Caribbean perspective
|Location:||El Museo del Barrio, New York|
Join us to enjoy a private tour of El Museo del Barrio’s current exhibitions, followed by an artist talk that features Davidoff @ Residency Unlimited Artist-in-Residence from Haiti, Tessa Mars, in conversation with Harlem-based artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier and Brooklyn-based Shelley Worrell of caribBeing. These #hotartists will focus on producing work that reflects a Caribbean perspective both inside and outside of the region, with special attention to the Haitian experience.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
More information and RSVP: El Museo del Barrio
Leasho Johnson: Playing the Fields 2
|Location:||O Cinema Wynwood, Miami, Florida|
Third Horizon Film Festival will be presenting the newest work of 2017 exhibiting artist Leasho Johnso>n, in an exhibit entitled “Playing the Fields 2” curated by Christopher Cozier and Nicole Smythe-Johnson. This evening’s reception will be followed by a panel discussion with Johnson, Cozier and Smythe-Johnson, along with Kwesi Abbensetts and Dr. Patricia Saunders of the University of Miami. Complimentary admission.
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
DATE: September 29 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm
More Information: Third Horizon Film Festival
|Period:||04/21/2017 - 07/30/2017|
Invisible Universes is an exhibition that showcases the most recent works by Mónica Ferreras De La Maza, expanding on works from her most recent residency in Shanghai.
Open to visitors between Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00 with the option to make a personal tour with the artist.
Venue: Ateliers Florenz
Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition
|Period:||04/04/2017 - 08/13/2017|
Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition:
An exhibition that presents the extraordinary influence that Jamaican culture has had on music, graphic design, fashion and contemporary art, both in Jamaica and beyond.
Leasho Johnson contributes to this exhibition presenting works that comment on the humour and hypersexuality of dancehall.
More info: Philharmoniede Paris
Jamaica Biennial 2017
|Location:||Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|Period:||02/26/2017 - 05/28/2017|
The Jamaica Biennial 2017 focuses on artists from Jamaica and Jamaica Diaspora and feature Leasho Johnson amongst the local artists exhibited.
More information here.
Quisqueya Henriquez at VOLTA NY 2017
|Period:||03/01/2017 - 05/05/2017|
|Period:||06/01/2017 - 08/01/2017|
ALTOS DE CHAVÓN RESIDENCY
|Location:||Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic|
|Period:||01/23/2017 - 04/03/2017|
|Period:||04/01/2017 - 05/01/2017|
|Period:||04/03/2017 - 06/01/2017|