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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2017
... appreciation of its essential virtue. Rather, friendship as a value to think and live with comes into view for me within a certain problem-space or conjuncture. And it is from within this historicized perspective that I want to reflect briefly on friendship as a dimension of an art of living . Part of what...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 33–48.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., and the Closure of Metaphysics (New York: Routledge, 1989). 29 I am thinking here of Jonathan Lear, A Case for Irony (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011); Richard Bernstein, Ironic Life (Cambridge: Polity, 2016); and Nehamas, The Art of Living . 30 See Stuart Hall, “Minimal Selves...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and the current escalation in violent crime. Both moments have also coincided with intense cultural activity, in which the lived experience of these crises commands centre stage. This essay explores how this has resulted in visual art works that record, critique or seek to transcend the crisis at hand and how...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 60–78.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of the exhibitions Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (1995) and In Extremis: Death and Life in Twenty-First-Century Haiti (2012). In her commitment to support the creative endeavors of artists living in historically marginalized communities in urban Haiti, Houlberg blurred cultural and professional boundaries, raising...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and Tobago: Robert and Christopher, 2012), 5. 25 Taylor, The Archive and the Repertoire , 37. 26 Kellie Jones, “In Their Own Image,” in Kellie Jones, ed., Eye Minded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011), 333; originally published in Artforum 29...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... a fragmented and mutable identity. Her plural subjectivity is formed in relation to or in dialogue with her contemporaries: those living, moving, and having their being in Jamaica; people from various strata in the society. Through her art, McGilchrist questions these identities. Among them...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Heather V. Vermeulen Surveyor, penkeeper, overseer, slaveowner, and landholder Thomas Thistlewood (1721–86) was a white English immigrant to British colonial Jamaica who lived there from 1750 until his death. Canonical readings of Thistlewood’s archive quarantine his intellectual pursuits from his...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 63–88.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., the foci of Young’s study, the public city in Port-au-Prince strikes me as both broadly heterogeneous and succinctly compact. For while the city’s public art scene is quite diverse aesthetically and ideologically, it ultimately pursues a single question: How does one live a life worth living in extreme...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., “As conceptual models, they [the thematic categories used by Mosaka] require rethinking.”15 Sadly these cli- chéd labels will continue to preoccupy the art world when it comes to conceptualizing works produced by artists of Caribbean descent, because the Caribbean lives in a perpetual...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 100–118.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of their Jamaican youth and return visits as Jamaican Americans rather than the harsher eff ects of the realities of living in Jamaica. Th e works in the exhibition “give a vision of Jamaican art that has been fi l- tered through the personal experience of their own immigration to North America Increased...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Charlier and Elodie Barthélemy, who are among the best known, do not live in Haiti. Nevertheless, the question of the emergence of female figures and of the often tragic circumstances of their itineraries in the history of contemporary Haitian art, merits serious exploration...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... during their lifetimes cannot, in any reasonableness, be excluded from posthumous assessments of their practice, no matter how crafted, considered, and empathetic such texts might be. In this regard, curatorial, art historical, and critical attention paid to artists while they live and breathe...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 274–277.
Published: 01 July 2013
... © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 A lexia A rthurs is a transplanted Jamaican who lived in New York for twelve years and now lives in Iowa City, where she is working toward an MFA in creative writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is also working on a collection of short stories. D...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 228–230.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the Collegecreative of director the Visual of the and JBW Performing Fine Art Arts, Photography Kingston. ClubShe isin aKingston. practicing Her fine recent artist exhibitions include “Living Sculpture Exploring Memory,” Revolution Gallery, Kingston, 2009;Fertility,” School solo...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... English a musical beat that corresponds with the rhythmical pattern of reggae. 16 Through this fusion dub poetry instantiates a form of culture, one in which the art of poetry is not separated (or easily separable) from the art of living , or the art of the living, embodied self: let us not forget...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2020
... arts organization? Is there something about the experience of rupture, about, say, the collision of old and new temporalities in the moment of formal dissolution of the colonial order and the opening of sovereignty that rendered the question of living a distinctively shared present especially...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of interest are political theory, existential anthropology, and the history of ideas. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the lived experience of crisis in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Y arimar B onilla is an associate professor in the departments of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Anthropology...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Cliff ord, Th e Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988), 173. 8855 how does one live and create diasporically and how does one “return...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 176–179.
Published: 01 March 2024
... working on a nonfiction book about Caribbean time-travel narratives, as well as a novel, “Everything Irie.” V ersia H arris (whose work also appears on the covers of this issue) lives and works in Barbados, where she received her BFA in studio art in 2012. Her residencies in the Caribbean and North...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to the Jamaican diaspora as a means of reestablishing a nationalist vocabulary. At the end of “Redefi n- ing Jamaican Art” she discusses work produced by Albert Chong and Nari Ward, art- ists born in Jamaica but living in America, who incorporate Jamaican idioms...