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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 (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...
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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 (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 15–31.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Melanie White This essay explores the visual cultural production of three twentieth-century Black Caribbean Central American women painters: June Beer and Judith Kain, both from the Miskitu Coast, and Iris Abrahams, from San Andrés and Providencia. Specifically, it contextualizes these artists...
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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...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Cheryl Finley Since the early 1990s, the contemporary visual culture of slavery has been defined increasingly by installation, performance, and time-based media. This is particularly so for visual artists who chronicle Caribbean catastrophic history using the slave ship as a key iconic signifier...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and Perpetuate , and her video installations Snow White Remixed and Purity, Sanctity, and Corporeality , she reflects on how race and gender are much more open in the lives of children; the questioning of the idea of “purity” and its relationship to whiteness; and visual culture and its effects on identity. She...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the ways the black male body was mobilized in the development of Jamaican art and visual culture. Donald’s friend, who was at least a generation younger, had initially been excited to be in possession of the archive, but he too became anxious about the impact on his own reputation should his possession...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 255–273.
Published: 01 July 2013
... a painter and critic for the New York–based Arts Magazine is of singular importance to the historiography of the visual culture of the “black Atlantic.” In particular, the six articles he wrote for the magazine between 1969 and 1971, in which he meditated on the notion of “black art,” reveal the ambivalent...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
... 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 assesses the impact of Vodou on Duval Carrié’s imagination and reacts to critiques of the book from scholars of Haitian culture. He...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
... features the art of Duval Carrié, whose oeuvre moves beyond the simply, flat, “primitive” styles associated with Haitian art to idiosyncratic installations, paintings, and sculptures that speak to the powerful visual and cultural elements of contemporary Haitian art. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All...
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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 (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... studies rather than area studies, given the former's focus on the geography rather than culture; the notion of a repeating, fractal island form rather than the isolated desert isle of colonial discourse; relationality rather than difference in defining Caribbean identities; and the visual traces...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Allison Thompson Sonia Boyce's two-screen video, Crop-Over , visually samples the many traditions, histories and cultural practices that inform this Barbadian festival, culminating with the carnivalesque parade known as Kadooment. Presenting a wide range of related performances, some real and some...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to examine the impact of visual culture in the production of power in the national public-historical sphere. Prior to independence British colonial authority and history in Jamaica had been sup- ported by a number of connected cultural sites such as exhibitions, the history curriculum, parades...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Nalini Mohabir This essay engages with visual cues that point to an afterlife of indentureship across a culture, history, and economics of labor, evident as a felt presence or absence in photographic representations of Caribbean persons. The author re-views photographs (both archival and artistic...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 157–168.
Published: 01 February 2008
...: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque, 2006. SX25 • February 2008 • Richard J. Powell | 159 This re-contextualized image tips off readers to Thompson’s ocular readjustments and critical interventions in Caribbean visual culture...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Light under the Sun: Black Luminosity and the Visual Culture of Surveillance,” Cultural Studies 26, no. 4 (2012): 542–64. 36 Following Robert Young, it might be useful to see anticolonialism and postcolonialism as having created the conditions that gave rise to poststructuralism (e.g., Jacques...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the Anglo-Creole Caribbean. Over the last several years, Small Axe has published a number of issues that focus on the French-speaking Ca- ribbean, and we are now initiating a fuller integration of sustained critical reflections on the literary, political, historical, and visual cultures of the wide...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that visual art is uniquely equipped to bridge the region's language and cultural divides to offer a hemispheric discourse inclusive of the experience of the islands and their diasporic communities. As one of these in-between locations (“on,” as in, seen while “on” the liminal space of the island...