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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Europe, is interpellated into the position of white other, or “whitey,” as she is called on the streets. It argues that McGilchrist's art constitutes a poetics or a “how” of stepping into and negotiating white identity as a place of recognition. The essay explores McGilchrist's visual engagement with...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Andrea N. Douglas Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Facing the Nation: Art History and Art Criticism in the Jamaican Context Andrea N. Douglas n the opening comments for the 2000 Annual National Exhibition, Michael Cooke, then director of museums for the Institute of Jamaica...
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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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Published: 01 July 2017
Sharlene Khan, Family , 2016. Mixed media, 29 × 37 cm. Courtesy of the artist Sharlene Khan, Family, 2016. Mixed media, 29 × 37 cm. Courtesy of the artist More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... establishing a national memorial centre in Paris). While many critics have focused on Glissant's influence on postcolonial studies, this article assesses his importance in the burgeoning field of cultural memory. Edouard Glissant and the Art of Memory Bonnie Thomas Our landscape is its own monument...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Veerle Poupeye This essay reflects on how social unrest and violence are responded to in the mainstream visual arts of postcolonial Jamaica. The focus is on two particular moments of crisis: the social unrest and political violence during the Michael Manley administration in the 1970s and the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elena Valdez This essay examines two prominent Dominican visual artists—Belkis Ramírez and Raquel Paiewonsky—whose work encompasses new media such as video arts, installations, and performances. By defying traditional models of pictorial and sculptural art, these artists have revolutionized the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 151–162.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Figure 7. Nadia Huggins, Fighting the Currents, No. 8, from the Transformations series, 2015. Digital print on ChromaLuxe, 20 × 30 in. © Nadia Huggins Figure 9. Kendra Frorup, Butcher Block , 2007. Bronze, steel, cotton, and wood; 40 × 30 × 30 in. Collection of the National Art Gallery of The...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 43–48.
Published: 01 September 2004
... do by rejecting the past. I feel increasingly dissatisfi ed with the ephemeral nature of so much of contemporary art. Th us, I look for ways to create what does not exist, I yearn for beauty and crafts- manship and other such passé notions. But above all I want to crystallize a particular...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 119–124.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 184–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Donnette Zacca Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Street Art as I See It: A Photographic Document Donnette Zacca There was a time when what was on the minds of the people echoed through the local untrained yet extremely talented artists. The neighborhood walls became blank...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 61–83.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Michelle Joan Wilkinson Small Axe Incorporated 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Small Axe 16, September 2004: pp. 61 83 ISSN 0799-0537 Haciendo Patria: The Puerto Rican Flag in the Art of Juan...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 70–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Wendy Knepper Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Colonization, Creolization, and Globalization: The Art and Ruses of Bricolage Wendy Knepper Antillean art is this restoration of our shattered histories, our shards of vocabulary, our archipelago becoming a synonym for pieces...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 73–82.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Veerle Poupeye This paper examines the Intuitives concept and the controversies that have surrounded this artistic genre in Jamaica. It argues that Intuitive art, as it has been defined by the National Gallery of Jamaica, constitutes a specialized canon within the national canons, rather than an...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
... locus of embodied visual practices—with a significant, if often mysterious past—and debates Krista A. Thompson's notion of an “eye for the tropics” by reference to recent art historical insights drawn from fieldwork in Trinidad. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 BOOK DISCUSSION: An Eye for the Tropics...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
... 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 (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 for the...
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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” that is...