Art

NLS Presents Simon Benjamin’s FORUM exhibition 


Last night we headed for the 1st time to one of Kingston’s coolest art spaces at New Local Space NLS to see an exhibition by Jamaican born, New York based multidisciplinary artist Simon Benjamin.

The Forum hotel in Port Henderson, St Catherine, which opened its doors in 1973 and closed in 1978 due circumstances that coincided a tumultuous period in Jamaica. The hotel has been defunct and largely left to deteriorate but is now under development for reusage in various capacities.


Through this project, Benjamin’s work opens up conversation about Jamaica’s history, and a building as a possible legacy. It also reveals the wonder of The Forum Hotel that captured Simons imagination as a child.


Forum by Simon Benjamin runs from March 12 – April 15, 2016 by appointment at NLS 190 Mountain View Ave, Kingston 6.


Head over to our Instagram to see videos of the installation at the launch.

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