Join Curator of EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, Claire Tancons for a curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art in the Caribbean. During this intimate gathering, Tancons will speak in-depth about her vision around conceptualizing and curating the exhibition with her co-Curator, Krista Thompson.
Claire Tancons is a curator, writer, and researcher with a focus on Carnival, public ceremonial culture, civic rituals, and popular movements. The Associate Curator for Prospect.1 New Orleans (2007-9), a curator for the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), Guest Curator for CAPE09 (2009), Associate Curator for research for Biennale Bénin (2012), and a curator for the Göteborg Biennial (2013), Tancons has developed genealogies and methodologies for thinking about and presenting performance–including reclaiming the processional as exhibitionary mode. She has written extensively about Carnival, the carnivalesque, performance and protest in NKA, Small Axe, Third Text, and e-flux Journal. Tancons was most recently guest curator for Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival as part of the 2014 BMW Tate Live series at Tate Modern.