AGM Jamaica 50 | Dr. Veerle Poupeye on the global impact of Jamaican culture

Dr. Veerle Poupeye, Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica and guest curator of Contemporary Jamaican Art, circa1962 | circa2012, speaks about the global influence of Jamaican music and visual culture, and how, for example, reggae music has influenced visual culture in the Philippines!

Dr. Poupeye cites the example of the International Reggae Poster Contest. Details:

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, and in collaboration with the Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc. and the National Gallery of Jamaica, the Art Gallery of Mississauga is pleased to present Contemporary Jamaican Art, circa1962 | circa2012. The exhibition, which features historical works from the National Gallery of Jamaica, as well as works by contemporary Jamaican and Jamaican-Canadian artists, is on view at the Art Gallery of Mississauga from July 12 – Sept 8, 2012.

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