Interview 1 with Izzy Wells
I sat down with Sasha Dees – an independent writer, producer, and curator from the Netherlands. In 2021, Sasha published Entangled Species. Conversations on Contemporary Art in the Caribbean which was a cumulation of research from 16 countries in the Caribbean that she visited between November 2017 and May 2019. Through this work, she brought attention to the plurality and nuance of art and artists in the Caribbean. Sasha is now in Taipei, for the opening of NEXUS – Video and New Media Art from the Caribbean which she curated at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on Sasha’s book including her approach, art accessibility in the Caribbean, and how she enables her creative pursuits.
Interview 2 with Izzy Wells
For today’s episode of Uncovered, I am bringing you part two of my interview with Sasha Dees. Sasha is the curator of NEXUS – Video and New Media Art from the Caribbean, currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei until July 16. In this episode we talk about the significance of NEXUS, the connections that the Caribbean and Taiwan share, and the changes that need to be seen in art institutions.
Interview 3 with Sharon Lin
Hello there, it’s Sharon. Today I got to chat with Sasha Dees, curator of the exhibit “NEXUS-Video and New Media Art from the Caribbean,” which is on at MoCA Taipei till July 16 this year. Sasha shared with us how this opportunity came about, and how the seven artists and their work come together. When thinking about the Caribbean, what image comes to mind? Through NEXUS, the artists and curator invite you to look beyond common impressions and stereotypes you might have of this diverse, beautiful, and complex region. We would also dive into several pieces in the exhibit in our chat. Make sure you check out the exhibit in person at MoCA Taipei!
Interview 4 with Sharon Lin
There was an era in the history of Taiwan that every student receiving an education here would for sure learn about the so-called “Dutch Formosa Era” in the 17th century. The Dutch Republic in the 17th century was a global superpower and occupied numerous spots all around the world, Taiwan included. The Dutch left traces of their presence and some still exist in modern-day Taiwan, such as Fort Zeelandia in Tainan (southern Taiwan). Those were times of big changes, exchanges, and violence. I’m curious, how do students in the Netherlands nowadays learn about their country’s Colonial past and present? Do they learn about the dark side of their history? What about students in Taiwan? Join me today with our guest, Sasha Dees, Dutch independent writer, researcher, and curator, whose work focuses much on decolonization discourse, as we chat more.