Eduoard Glissant, French philosopher and poet from the Caribbean island of Martinique in speaking about the civilization of the Caribbean said,
“We know ourselves as part and as crowd, in an unknown that does not terrify. We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.”
Amplifying this ideal, The Ministry of Culture has appointed Dr. Susan Mains BEM as the Commissioner for the Grenada pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy, which will take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022 (pre-opening on 20, 21 and 22 April). The appointed curator of the Grenada pavilion is Dr. Daniele Radini Tedeschi a professor of art from Rome, and a very experienced curator. This prestigious event puts Grenada on the International stage for visual art once again.
In the past the Grenada artists who have participated have been chosen through an application and vetting process, then a Contemporary exhibition in Grenada. It has been an open call for artists living anywhere in the world, and the response has been great. However, with the limitations that the pandemic has made, for the first time, a Collective of artists has been commissioned to represent Grenada. The artists of the Grenada Pavilion will be joined by international artists, who will interpret and make their own the theme of the Grenada review.