Kent students reflect on Life Between Islands Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now

This year the Curating Art History module focused on the exhibition Life Between Islands Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now at Tate Britain. In the following posts we look at a selection of the students’ fantastic work.

The exhibition contained important Caribbean-British art in a multi-facetted display. Third year student, Joshua Stevens adapted the gallery plan of ‘Life Between Islands’ to illustrate the ‘swirling’ nature of visitor movement.

In Joshua’s words: ‘Life Between Islands is undoubtedly a work of creative expression which exerts its narrativising power through the visual, auditory, and ambulatory experience of the gallery space. One does not so much process as course through Life Between Islands, entering rooms from sideways angles only to collide with centrally placed, circumnavigable obstacles, unmoored from the gallery walls against which we are induced to roll and to break’.

As Joshua’s map indicates, the exhibition prompted an extraordinarily rich response from Kent students.

A special thank you to James Finch and Amy Emmerson Martin from Tate Britain who met with students and deepend our engagement.