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La Vaughn Belle & Monica Marin Reimagine the Great House

The St Croix Landmarks Society is pleased to announce an exhibition by Virgin Islands artists La Vaughn Belle and Monica Marin entitled The Great House: Reimagining Power, Space and History. The show comprises of drawings, installations, performance, video and photography that seek to create a new dialogue with the Great House of the Whim Plantation Museum. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 3pm-6pm and close with an “artist talk” on Saturday, April 16 at 3pm. The Whim Plantation Museum is located in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

The Great House: Reimagining Power, Space and History seeks to interrogate the hierarchy of the plantation society and the narrative of the “Great House”. Commenting on the exhibit Belle says, “Typically ‘Great Houses’ function as a monument to power and permanence. Inside they are filled with the accoutrements of wealth-fine dishes, fine linen, fine furniture- all conveying the idea of cultural superior…