Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today

Exhibition
Julien Creuzet (b. 1986, Le Blanc Mesnil, France; lives in Paris, France) , Crossroads, 2022, HD video (color, sound), 7 minutes, 32 seconds

© Courtesy of the artist Julien Creuzet

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, US 60611
Nov 19, 2022 - April 23, 2023
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Julien Creuzet as part ot the exhibit "Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today".

Taking the 1990s as its cultural backdrop, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today  is the first major group exhibition in the United States to envision a new approach to contemporary art in the Caribbean diaspora, foregrounding forms that reveal new modes of thinking about identity and place. The exhibition includes works by an intergenerational group of established and emerging artists living and working in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Great Britain, France, the expanded Caribbean Basin, and the island nations of the Caribbean. 

Julien Creuzet (b. Le Blanc-Mesnil, lives and works in Paris) is a French-Caribbean conceptual artist, and a recent finalist for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, whose work will be included in Forecast Form. His work references the fraught colonial histories between France and Martinique and is shaped by the French-Caribbean intellectual tradition and négritude movement, including Franz Fanon, Édouard Glissant, and Patrick Chamoiseau. Within the context of Forecast Form, Creuzet’s work is of utmost importance, as it introduces French Caribbean thought and art history within the context of a US-based exhibition that focuses on Caribbean diaspora.

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today is supported by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of CultureInstitut françaisFord FoundationHelen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP.