Tender bridges


Early on, the Caribbean served as a springboard for Europe to the American continent, based on the interests of the metropolises. 

 

This situation lasted for centuries and, even today, communications between the different Caribbean countries are non-existent. In addition, the different economic and political systems of the region, despite recent efforts to regroup, have failed to favor inter-Caribbean exchanges.

A need to compensate for this geographical, historical and social fragmentation was manifested through the creation of organizations that, firstly, grouped the Anglophone countries, such as CARIFTA (Caribbean Free Trade Association, in 1968) and CARICOM (Caribbean Community) , before extending to all states with the AEC (Association of Caribbean States, created in 1994). In addition, in order to remedy this secular isolation, cultural institutions were dedicated to creating bridges, as we are going to prove.


Taken from the Book Braiding a History in Progress, Contemporary Dominican Art in the Context of the Caribbean

Michele Dalmace, Critic and art researcher. 
Professor at the Michel de Montaigne University, Bordeaux

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