Ten thousand artists is a lot of people. Even with a small army of research assistants, it would have taken years for a two-man team to produce a list of that magnitude. But the idea of State of the Art is based on immediacy: works produced within the past three years or so.
Ten artists speak one language. It is Caribbean. It is Contemporary. It is World-art. It is the voice of an emerging generation of artists that speak a universal language independently of our Caribbean heritage.
Whilst many people may have assumed that traditional forms of advertising and marketing were dead in the water -- the opposite is, in fact, true as promotional products are still an incredibly powerful marketing tool.
Fashion designer Iris van Herpen is renowned for her combining traditional craftsmanship and diligent handwork with unconventional materials such as synthetic boat rigging, processed leather sorts and the whalebones of children's umbrellas to create visually stunning outfits.
Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has teamed with artist Pablo Bronstein to design the costumes for " Sketches for Regency Living," a groundbreaking exhibition held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA).