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MCASD – Art in the Caribbean Diaspora Opening Event

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


April 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm

4PM – 7PM

Free for Members


Join us for an evening of contemporary art celebrating MCASD’s presentation of the special exhibition Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.

Hear directly from the Director and MCASD curators while enjoying light bites, a cash bar, tours of the exhibition before it opens to the public, and a live DJ set by Caribbean, two-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer Courtney Taylor.

RSVP is required by April 12.


4PM: Preview of Forecast Form opens

5PM: Refreshments, lite bites, and entertainment begins

Members can purchase drinks at our cash bar. Curator’s Circle and Director’s Circle Members receive complimentary drink tokens. Interested in upgrading? Contact Ashley Pratt, Director of Philanthropy at [email protected]

6PM: Remarks from MCASD curators and Kathryn Kanjo, the David C. Copley Director and CEO.

About Forecast Form

Forecast Form is the first major group exhibition in the United States to envision a new approach to contemporary art in the Caribbean diaspora. Featuring over 20 artists—many of whom live in the Caribbean or are of Caribbean heritage—works surround the concept of diaspora—the dispersal of people through forced or voluntary migration. Here, the diaspora is not a longing to return home but rather the understanding of constant movement and personal transformation.

About Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor is a Jamaican DJ born and raised in the Caribbean. He was always drawn to music starting from a young age – especially growing up in the islands, where music is deeply integrated in Caribbean culture. He was inspired by musicians such as Burning Spear, Bob Marley, and Jack Ruby while also being surrounded by various Jamaican sound systems.

Courtney has vast knowledge of Caribbean and international music. He has DJ’d across islands such as Martinique, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guadeloupe for 13 years and was a resident DJ for International Night at Indies Nightclub in St. Lucia for 4 years.

After graduating Berklee College School of Music in audio engineering, Courtney dedicated the next decade of his life to touring. He’s had the pleasure of working with artists such as Pharrell Williams, ASAP Rocky, Cardi B, N.E.R.D, Far East Movement, Common, Third World, Steel Pulse, and Ziggy Marley – amongst many others. Working with top artists in the music industry led Courtney to become a two-time Grammy nominee mixing engineer.

Outside of being an audio engineer, you can find Courtney in the studio producing music, creating mixes, and DJing both nationally and internationally. Courtney has been known to experiment with new sounds and keep the toughest crowds on the dance floor. His goal goes beyond getting people to dance, but to get everyone in a free-flowing state of mind.


Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Major support for this exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today is curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, with Iris Colburn, Curatorial Associate, Isabel Casso, former Susman Curatorial Fellow MCA Chicago now Associate Curator, MCASD, and Nolan Jimbo, Assistant Curator, MCA Chicago.

The presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is made possible by gifts to the annual operating fund. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego through the Commission for Arts and Culture.

Related Exhibitions

Top: Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, “Tropical Zincphony (Zincfonía tropical),” 2013.


April 17
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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