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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... relationships between self and other and between past and present. It also examines the implications of McGilchrist's dialogic configuration of her still and moving images. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean identity white identity contemporary art otherness Far from only coming from the still...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... through the trope of the archipelago, challenging the understanding of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension. Analyzing contemporary art of the hispanophone islands and their diasporas, they reveal shared concerns within the Caribbean archipelago and posit that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... artists claim that the female body becomes an object of cultural violence when distorted by gender roles. By treating contemporary problems and by evincing a deep interest in Dominican history and culture, they have already opened a new chapter of Dominican visual art and are offering encouragement for...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... authority of the slave past in contemporary black life—and the first to explore that subject in the field of contemporary art. Best notes that when we reverse the thesis of slavery's afterlife and reconceptualize it as the basis for a historiography of slavery, we can tend also to hypostatize aspects of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... postmodernist techniques of recontextualization, such as montage, in Caribbean contemporary art (and specifically in Kempadoo's Ghosting ), from a postcolonial and creolized context. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean women artists historical memory montage There is a growing critical attention to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
... tales from another world province, when read from a certain “globalized” point of view? I would suggest that we need to be mistrustful of all such claims of openness and transformation. If Araeen's “citadels of modernism” were spatial, then the citadels of contemporary art, or more complexly...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... discourses. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean art feminist art contemporary art Caribbean diaspora Caribbean art institutions This special section focuses on the works of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
... place one over the other. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 contemporary art women's art Clara Morera's approach to artistic production combines technical sophistication with a creative spiritual outlook. Born in Cuba in 1944, she has over the years generated a vibrant and solid array of works...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... geographical location in the Caribbean Sea. Cotter's follow-up questions are relevant both for the disciplinary issue of what Caribbean studies is and for thinking about that question in relation to the visual arts of the contemporary Caribbean and its diasporas. As he continues to ask, Is there a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Boxer’s eff orts at describing Jamaican art practice, Veerle Poupeye, the art historian and former curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica, has written the island’s contemporary history. Poupeye maintains Boxer’s categories in two essays, “Con- temporary Jamaican Art” (1992) and “Redefi ning...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... trauma, especially in the market-driven context of contemporary Jamaican art. Small Axe Inc. 2009 What Times Are These? Visual Art and Social Crisis in Postcolonial Jamaica Veerle Poupeye Was sind das für Zeiten, wo ein Gespräch über Bäume fast ein Verbrechen ist, weil es ein...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Bonnie Thomas “Memory” has become one of the buzzwords of contemporary historiography. Sparked by the atrocities of the Holocaust and intimately bound up with the concept of trauma, memory studies has gained increasing prominence in many intellectual circles and is particularly useful when...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... memories embellished with aaxexe historical and cultural brilliance yet burdened by contemporary maladies. Images of travel and migration have been central to modern and contemporary art of the Caribbean. In contemporary art, migration takes on many appearances. As art...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sees similarities in their ways of working and defining the female body and in their ways of using historical and contemporary references in the narratives in which they place these gendered bodies. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 contemporary art Latina artists gender studies This essay explores...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... exhibition “Infinite Island: Contemporary Carib- bean Art,” plays on strategies associated with eighteenth-century European portraiture in order to open up a space in which the traces of a disordered past can be reconstituted from a post­colonial feminist perspective. In this large contemporary wall...