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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the presence of Caribbean, African, and African American prisoners in the Nazi camp system. While the Nassy Collection at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum cannot render transparent a wartime experience that has gone largely unrecorded, it illustrates how shifting from a textual to a visual lens can...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Caribbean, as well as artistic strategies that aim to touch upon and problematize the past very much from the perspective of the now. As an imaginary construct, the desert isle's associations with distance in both time and space allowed the early modern European subject to position the colonies...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sally Price This essay sets Éloge de la créolité (and the créolité movement) in the comparative context of earlier identitarian movements in the Caribbean and Afro-America, such as the Caribbean Artists Movement (anglophone Caribbean), Wie Eegie Sanie (Suriname), and the Grupo Antillano (Cuba...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and the Southern Caribbean. After offering a brief history of the faith, the piece focuses on the spiritual moorings of one particularly prominent queer Caribbean artist and religious elder. This work is committed to the belief that one of the richest territories of black queer experience has long been our...
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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 (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the work of both early-nineteenthcentury and present-day Caribbean artists who have engaged Aponte’s missing libro de pinturas as part of a continuing struggle to imagine black freedom. Ferrer Ada , Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution ; Cambridge : Cambridge University...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
... for the range of artists as the subjects of the book. She discusses “timing” and temporality as the central narrative for Wainwright in researching Caribbean art as transnational and comments on the implications and limitations of the publication in addressing the complexity of contemporary Caribbean visual art...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...” that is central to the formation of Caribbean creative experience, and outlines the discursive field, the art market, and the policy and funding landscape through which Caribbean and diaspora artists move. In response to the discussion of Timed Out in this issue of Small Axe , Wainwright explains the continuing...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Dominique Brebion The titles of the exhibitions and works of visual artists from the Francophone Caribbean often underline the extent to which the theme of memory remains at the heart of their work. This problematic is broken down into three branches. The feeling of an irremediable loss provokes...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., marked by the anxiety of reframing a “postcolonial” image of the country within an European context, and other attentive to the distance from essentialist and “identity-oriented” views of artistic practice that Caribbean creators were developing at the end of the decade. Being burdened by the first...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Annalee Davis; Joscelyn Gardner; Erica Moiah James; Jerry Philogene This special section focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
... “out of time” and behind the pace of modernity. In contrast, Wainwright's text argues for an understanding of Caribbean art as reflecting the immediacy of a Caribbean present, with its particular relation to the circulation of Caribbean works and artists between home and diaspora. Art history...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to conduct that interview, was the story of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM)—how to think about it as a postcolonial intervention into what he had later called the “social arts.” I had pursued other avenues to the story, but to no avail. I had once telephoned Andrew Salkey in Amherst, Massachusetts...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and concept-based artwork that bear little or no explicit resemblance to the staples of modernist art agendas—painting, sculpture, pho- tography, installation, assemblage—that still dominate art locales in some parts of the Caribbean. Artists from several Caribbean islands, especially Cuba, Haiti...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 157–168.
Published: 01 February 2008
... the colonialist underpinnings of the picturesque subject, to surveying artistic and cultural forays into the particular landscapes, likenesses, and states of consciousness in the modern Caribbean, this essay spawns a view which claims for the region an aesthetic and conceptual insurgency in representational...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 159–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., however, invites consideration of how he would read other contemporary Caribbean artists articulating similar transformative critiques on our identities as shaped by our environments and on the superficiality of the human/animal divide. I am thinking, for instance, of the Haitian sculptor and painter...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of Caribbean Chinese familial intimacies from the colonial archive. Engaging shared themes of migration and racialized ideas of reproduction, three contemporary diasporic visual artists—Albert Chong, Richard Fung, and Tomie Arai—mine oral histories and family archives to blend aural and visual narratives...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to contemporary visual artwork is the perspective of Caribbean women artists. Through a discussion of Roshini Kempadoo's interactive installation Ghosting , the essay considers alternative forms of archiving lived memory through Diana Taylor's notion of the repertoire. It also considers modernist...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 52–66.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of aesthetics, visuality, and psychoanalysis led her to an ecologically grounded theory of Caribbean subject formation articulated through her vision of a totalité-vie (life-totality) that is accessed through artistic production. n.catasus@emory.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... Using oral histories, cultural productions, and meetings between Caribbean intellectuals, this examination of Afro-Cuban activism reframes the period leading up to Nancy Morejón’s 1982 Nación y mestizaje en Nicolás Guillén to show that the poet was one of many artists-activists who resurrected black...
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