Infinite Island : Contemporary Caribbean Art presents forty-five artists of Caribbean descent and accompanies a major exhibition of their work. Historically, the islands of the Caribbean have experienced the trauma of slavery and colonialism and have witnessed an ongoing series of migrations and resettlements by many different groups'European, African, Asian. This book explores the continual process of encounter and creative response as Caribbean peoples transform their mix of cultures to meet changing contemporary conditions. It addresses broad questions about identity, myth-making, and local traditions, and the way that artists responded to these issues, to demonstrate the diversity of viewpoints and shared concerns that characterize contemporary Caribbean art. With over 200 artworks by both emerging and established artists in a wide variety of mediums ' from painting, sculpture and installation, to photography, digital media and video ' this highly illustrated, full-colour volume provides a comprehensive overview of Caribbean art today and includes commentaries on the development and nature of individual artists' work.