Jeremy Jacob Peretz of UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance discusses the exhibition main title “Fiiman Tembe.” He will then show how arts and clothing are central to Maroon peoples’ expression of collective cultural identity as well as individuality within families, villages, and larger social worlds.
#CultureFix is a short-format series of gallery talks featuring artists, curators, and other luminaries. No reservation required. All talks are free of charge.
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About the Exhibition
Maroon peoples of Suriname are renowned for tembe, traditional art forms that infuse everyday objects with personal and communal meaning. The 20th-century works on view exemplify the bold patterns, vivid color, brass studding, and needlework that typify utilitarian objects such as trays, doors, and textiles.
Fiiman Tembe: Maroon Arts from Suriname is curated by Jeremy Jacob Peretz, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and Patrick A. Polk, Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts, Fowler Museum at UCLA.