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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Mark McWatt Small Axe Incorporated 2006 From “The Museum of Love” Mark McWatt The speaking voice in this excerpt is the spirit of a young boy born into the last years of slav- ery who was shot dead in a mango tree (mistaken for a monkey—according to the overseer who shot him from...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in terms of social function and prescribed behaviour. The West Indian Front Room exhibition curated by Michael McMillan (Geffrye Museum 2005-06) attempts to critique the heritage orientated representation of West Indian migration, which to use Krista A Thompson's and Leon Wright's perspective is a `framed...
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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 (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 175–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
... States. Looking in detail at aspects of Copeland's quartet of painters, she brings questions of aesthetics alongside present-day political concerns. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Ferguson, Mo. Ortega y Gasset museum slavery African diaspora Even though I entertain the idea inconsistently...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... focused on Haiti in many spheres, including the political, economic, medical, social, environmental, and Figure 1. Atis rezistans, with Mario Benjamin et al., Freedom! (detail), 2007. Mixed media sculpture, 2.3 × 1.55 × 2.0 m. Collection of National Museums Liverpool, UK. (Photograph © Leah Gordon...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and an MA in cultural studies from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. He has exhibited in regional and international exhibitions, including “Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions,” at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, in 2011; the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; and “Infinite...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
...; Spoken Softly with Mama, which recre- ated the rituals that were significant to the generations of women in her family, first presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1998; and Meanwhile the Girls Were Playing, commissioned by the List Visual Arts Center at M.I.T...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
...) was organized at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Formerly called the Davenport Museum of Art, until a donor provided funds for a rebuilding campaign, the Figge is the repository of one of the most significant collections of Haitian art in the United States. Together...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 151–164.
Published: 01 October 2008
... or a stranger from Buddhist India, the guardian of the exceptional monument can witness suddenly arrested motion, faces full of wonder, speechlessness. Edouard Duval Carrié daringly claims that museums are the new cathedrals. Even more daringly he proposes to make arrangements of wood and metal, canvas...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 199–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... at the Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee (1997); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2001, 2000); the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2011); and the Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2015). He has also taken part in group exhibitions that include Documenta XI, Kassel (2003); the Whitney Biennial (2006...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 188–190.
Published: 01 November 2014
... University Press. With Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, she launched Tande , a trilingual blog on Haitian culture and literature ( tandenou2.blogspot.com ). W ayne M odest is the head of the Research Center for Material Culture at the National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands. He was previously head...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (2015); Double Dutch: Heino Schmid and Deborah Anzinger , National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (2016); and Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora , Royal West of England Academy (2016). In 2016, she completed a residency...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in 1996 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency in 1997. She was artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (1999–2000) and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in 2004. Her work has been exhibited nationally and interna- tionally, at PS1 Contemporary Art...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 228–231.
Published: 01 September 2004
...: island cul- ture and the well grounded memory, as well as the fi rst Jamaican pavilion at the Venice biennial. rocío aranda-alvarado is the curator at the Jersey City Museum, where she orga- nizes exhibitions of historical and contemporary art, based on the permanent collection and on work...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
... revelatory emerges. Boyce’s video installation Crop Over opened at the Barbados Museum in July 2008, at the height of the Crop Over celebrations. Accompanied by eight large-format photographs by William Cummins, the video was installed in the Cunard Gallery, replacing the museum’s historical...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
... initiatives in the 1990s to deal with the Caribbean region. “Caribe insular” was a collaboration of the recently founded museum and Casa de América in Madrid and was curated by Antonio Zaya and María Lluïsa Borràs along with a group of Spanish Caribbeanists. Focusing on “Caribe insular,” I will examine how...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of artists Norma Talma and Alison Chapman-Andrews. The Barbados Gallery of Art, which emerged from this initiative, was subsequently replaced in 1999 by a government-appointed National Art Gallery Committee, headed by the director of the Barbados Museum, Alissandra Cummins. In Cuba, art historian Yolanda...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., Jorgen Leth, and Monnin collections; the Bartoli collection; and the collection of the Haitian Art Museum of Saint-Pierre College; as well as the set of mural paintings at the Episcopal Church. It should be made clear, on the one hand, that these are exclusively private collections, mostly made...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 38–54.
Published: 01 March 2014
... by the incivilities of direct action. It is to just such a site that we now proceed: Caribbean: Crossroads of the World , an exhibition staged in three museums in New York City in mid-2012. Both my encounter with and account of it were haunted by the example of Silencing the Past , whose author passed away shortly...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
... September mid-afternoon, excited, I took a train from Carlisle, Pennsylva- nia, to attend the opening of the exhibition “Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art” at the Brooklyn Museum. With anticipatory breath, I entered the gallery spaces and indeed was pleased by the diverse range of artists...