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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 6 The artist renovating her studio, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. Figure 6. The artist renovating her studio, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 100–104.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Valérie John Small Axe, Inc. 2009 An Artist Smuggler of Images-Matter Valérie John I am she who serves as memory to create a work: imbued as I am with time and human experiences. I pace territories tread by others before me. As a creator, I have to stitch pieces back together...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Danticat's latest collection of essays, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2010), and reflects on the significance of reading a writer such as Danticat across cultural lines. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 An Immigrant Artist at Work: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat Elvira Pulitano...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Patricia Mohammed This essay examines the organic connection between the methods and materials used by Indian artist Wendy Nanan and the metaphysical ideas that underpin her creativity. Her exposure to a mixture of religious and cultural practices drawn from Presbyterianism and Hinduism, to the...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... alternative modes of expression and knowing in the work of contemporary artists. 57 Glissant, Poetics of Relation , 29. 56 For a critique of readings of Caribbean visual art that focus solely on content and message, ignoring questions of aesthetic form and technique, see Wainwright, Timed Out...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 5 A neighboring house in Free Gut, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. Figure 5. A neighboring house in Free Gut, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 115–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of an Artistic Language in Martinique Patricia Donatien-Yssa While the late 1970s in Martinique were hardly the halcyon days for the plastic arts—paint- ing, sculpture, and installations—music, which had always been a part of the people’s tradi- tions and accompanied the country’s...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rocío Aranda-Alvarado This essay explores the photographic and film work of New York–born artist Rachelle Mozman (of Panamanian heritage) and the paintings and drawings of Dominican-born artist Firelei Báez. Both artists make use of the form, the image, the representation, and the reading of 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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Carlos Garrido Castellano; Magdalena Lopez This essay deals with issues of citizenship, artistic labor, and belonging in the context of the Dominican Republic. It examines the collaborative work of the Colectivo Quintapata to understand how artistic collaboration is used as a way for generating...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Michelle Stephens This essay provides a cultural analysis of the work of Trinidadian-born artist Nicole Awai and is derived from a collaborative process between author and artist, including a studio visit in 2014. This discussion presents the author's reflections on the deeper philosophical...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ana Belén Martín Sevillano This essay offers an account of Clara Morera's artistic course, considering the context and quality of her artwork. Morera has been one of the first female Cuban visual artists to formulate a gendered discourse in the plastic arts by making use of the symbolic and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 16–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Jane Bryce In a context of educational, social, and financial marginalization of artistic practice in the anglophone Caribbean, the high degree of self-motivation and resilience required of artists is often manifest in their work. This essay profiles one such artist, the young Vincentian Caroline...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson This article focuses on the visual arts in contemporary Haiti, providing a rare insight into the current creative context. Countering a customary focus on history painting and Vodou-inspired or magical realist work, it explores the evolution of artistic production over...
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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...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Coral stones (left and second from right) found outside the artist’s studio. Courtesy of the artist. Figure 7 ( second from left ). Trading Post , 2015. Coral cut by enslaved Africans encased in Plexiglas, 36 × 18 × 18 in. Photo credit Tamia Williams. Figure 8 ( far right ). Wall Rubbings More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 3 The House That Freedom Built project, 2011-present The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2011. Photo credit Bernard Castillo. The House That Freedom Built project, 2011-present Figure 3. (above) The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2011. Photo credit Bernard Castillo. More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 4 The House That Freedom Built project, 2011-present The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2016. Photo credit Tamia Williams. Figure 4. The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2016. Photo credit Tamia Williams. More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 12. Sheena Rose, sroseart , artist's Instagram feed, 10 October 2016, 10:48 a.m. @sroseart Figure 12. Sheena Rose, sroseart, artist's Instagram feed, 10 October 2016, 10:48 a.m. @sroseart © Sheena Rose More