Taking Stock of the Jamaica Biennial 2017

The thing about visiting a Biennial that you have visited and written about in the past is that the ghosts of Biennials past tend to linger. Before you know it, and despite yourself, these ghosts start haunting the place and creating a dialogue with the present. Consequently, when I started my conversation with Veerle Poupeye, the Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica, I wanted to know the ways in which she saw the Jamaica Biennial 2017 being different from the previous staging of the Biennial in 2015.

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