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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 78–87.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Kobena Mercer Contrary to the view that Stuart Hall's involvement in the visual arts was a supplement to his work in cultural studies and political analysis, this reflection addresses key continuities that connect his 1970s writings on racism and the media with the enlivening impact that the hybrid...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Visual Arts of the Francophone Caribbean Dominique Brebion For the Caribbean artist, there is perhaps no theme more persistent and compelling than that of memory. In the francophone Caribbean, before the emergence of a truly engaged visual art tradition in the late 1970s, intellectuals...
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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...
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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...
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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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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Krista A. Thompson Small Axe Incorporated 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Black Skin, Blue Eyes : Visualizing Blackness in Jamaican Art, 1922 1944 Krista A. Thompson From the opposite end...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Tatiana Flores; Michelle Stephens This essay argues for an archipelagic approach to the twenty-first-century visual arts of the insular Caribbean. While it is common for scholars to stress the region's heterogeneity, the authors seek out thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
... for the 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 (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Michelle Stephens This essay explores the visual arts for models of an archipelagic way of thinking that is endemic to the Caribbean and yet obscured by nationalist frameworks. Unpacking the ways Caribbean studies is imbricated within and articulated through a number of discourses—area studies...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Wendy Asquith As has recently been observed by Matthew J. Smith, “It is a peculiar feature of Haitian historiography that increased production of new literature often follows national crisis.” A parallel pattern has been evident in Haitian visual arts, yet this has not always been at the impulse...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... enable an unremembered history to enter our field of vision, thereby generating an alternative wartime narrative. After tracing Nassy’s family history in Suriname and the conditions of his European incarceration, this essay discusses two paintings that demonstrate the significance of visual art...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., Ras Daniel's work parallels that aesthetic in the visual arts. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 From Mythologies to Realities: The Iconography of Ras Daniel Heartman Ama Ab s t r a c t : Few Jamaican visual artists have been able to capture the quintessence of Jamaican identity...
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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 (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Andil Gosine In March 2016, a group of artists and scholars met at York University in Toronto to consider visual arts produced by indenture-descendant creators. Among them were filmmakers Richard Fung and Ian Harnarine, who engaged in a dialogue about their work and responded to inquiries posed...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and the diaspora have examined processes of archiving. The use of archival material within Caribbean visual arts tends to point toward revisionary practice at the interstices of the past and present. Artworks such as Hew Locke's Share (2011) and Holly Bynoe's Compounds (2009) demonstrate the malleability...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and particularly for conceiving of Caribbean visual culture. It considers ways the exploration of Caribbean art practices and research of Caribbean visual culture might require reconsideration as global and interconnected structures requiring a transnational and intercultural approach. Insight of contemporary...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Andil Gosine This essay introduces the special section “Art After Indenture,” in which five scholars characterize and respond to eight contemporary visual artists who are descendants of indentured workers. The author also raises questions about the commemoration of indentureship and calls...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and 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 (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Edward J. Sullivan This essay revisits the arguments in Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrié . The book's editor looks at how the volume (a mid-career survey of the Haitian artist) was conceived and at its contributions to the study of modern Haitian art and visuality. The author...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
... in a 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...