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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Krista A. Thompson Some critics contend that the visual language of abstraction or conceptual art cannot translate “Caribbeanness.” This essay considers the work of several contemporary Caribbean artists who highlight how the “picturesque” paintings so favored by detractors were historically...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Erica Moiah James Violence, trauma, and memory are fundamental factors of Caribbean modernity but have thus far been underexamined within art history and criticism. This essay explores the invisible yet palpable presence of violence in the genre of family portraiture and the contemporary...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
... in a decolonizing art history? What are the larger stakes of these ways of reading Caribbean visual cultures, and what might they leave unseen? This article points to the need to radically interrogate and historically situate the object of art historical study in the region. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 “Call...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and formal boundaries. Through diverse written and visual contributions, the section presents the Caribbean as a critical space that recognizes an existing foundation yet facilitates and expands conversations between artists and writers who have shaped and are shaping local and global art discourses using...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leon Wainwright This essay reflects on the contribution made by Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011) to alternative futures for the Caribbean-focused study of art and its histories. Wainwright emphasizes the need for better attention to the complex “geopolitics of time...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Tatiana Flores; Michelle Stephens This essay argues for an archipelagic approach to the twenty-first-century visual arts of the insular Caribbean. While it is common for scholars to stress the region's heterogeneity, the authors seek out thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
...: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque by Krista A. Thompson Solving Caribbean Mysteries: Art, Embodiment and an Eye for the Tropics Leon Wainwright Ab s t r a c t : This article discusses various perspectives on image-making in the Anglophone...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 151–162.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in. Collection of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Figure 9. Kendra Frorup, Butcher Block, 2007. Bronze, steel, cotton, and wood; 40 × 30 × 30 in. Collection of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas © Kendra Frorup Figure 10. Keisha Scarville, Untitled #7 , from Mama's Clothes series...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and propose a reading of the slave societies of the Caribbean. Does the unity of Caribbean art not reside in its critical function, in this contemporary look towards a shared memory that until now has been lost, hidden, denied, and unacknowledged? Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Memory and the Contemporary...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Carlos Garrido Castellano Through a critical interpretation of “Caribe insular: Exclusión, fragmentación y paraíso,” one of the major Caribbean art exhibitions showcased in the 1990s, this essay examines the spatial politics of Caribbean art curatorship taking place abroad. It argues that any...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Michelle Stephens This assessment of Leon Wainwright's recent monograph, Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011), focuses on the temporal dimensions of Caribbean art production and reception, including the reception of Caribbean art in the United Kingdom and United States as being...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Roshini Kempadoo This essay is a contribution to the book discussion of Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011) by Leon Wainwright. Kempadoo offers an exploration and commentary on the way Wainwright's publication has been structured and conceived, exploring the rationale...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and particularly for conceiving of Caribbean visual culture. It considers ways the exploration of Caribbean art practices and research of Caribbean visual culture might require reconsideration as global and interconnected structures requiring a transnational and intercultural approach. Insight of contemporary...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Michelle Stephens This essay explores the visual arts for models of an archipelagic way of thinking that is endemic to the Caribbean and yet obscured by nationalist frameworks. Unpacking the ways Caribbean studies is imbricated within and articulated through a number of discourses—area studies...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of affect, memory, and history related to indentureship are mobilized in the photographic arts of the Caribbean diaspora; and the aesthetic is a conceptual space with cultural resonance for the descendants of indentured laborers. In essence, the author finds that visual evidence of an indentured past...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Tao Leigh Goffe This essay focuses on artwork that centers family photographs and home movies as a point of departure to trouble the conventional family album in order to narrate a story about Caribbean Chinese kinship. In the art examined, personal visual archives are used to respond to the lacuna...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Gabrielle Civil; Rosamond S. King What does it mean to embody the Caribbean as performance/art? In this coolaborative essay, two Caribbean women artists respond to this question in a dynamic dialogue of text and images. Each has individually performed at and been exhibited in more than fifty venues...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 118–122.
Published: 01 March 2015
... practice, perhaps even transfiguring Caribbean visual culture. A significant part of the veritable explosion of Caribbean art in this period is owed to this generation. Undoubtedly, the increasing visibility of Caribbean art is not unconnected to other significant developments—for example...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... will be included in the exhibition Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Brooklyn Museum from 31 August 2007 through January 2008. Winnifr ed Br own-Glaude is an assistant professor in Africana studies at SUNY-Stony Brook. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled “Dis...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 July 2009
...-time lecturer on the bachelor of art course at the New University of Ulster, Belfast, prior to teaching since 1985 in the painting department of the Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts, Jamaica. He has exhibited extensively in the Caribbean and internationally and represented...