Mar 22, 2018 | 6:00pm
James Room, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Co-Sponsors: Barnard Center for Research on Women, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
sx archipelagos is now accepting submissions for our upcoming special section "Slavery in the Machine," guest edited by Jessica Marie Johnson. This special section aims to highlight scholarship situated at the intersection of technology and hemispheric American slavery. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Latina Life Stories Speaker Series Presents:
Date: 27 February 2018
Location: Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library
Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, curator, scholar and professor at Columbia University, where she is the founding director of the Media and Idea Lab and founding curator of the Latino Arts and Activism Archive at Columbia’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
Saturday, 10 February. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will officially open The Art of Haiti: Loas, History and Memory, a title which curator Anthony Bogues calls “deliberate and precise,” features contemporary Haitian artwork, commenting on the cultural memory of Haiti, the Loas (spirits) that embody the Vodou religion, and the history that informs the art and culture of Haiti today.
02 February. Curated by Brent H. Edwards, Projecting the New Thing: Black Experimental Film in the Wake of the Black Arts explores the aesthetic experiments of black filmmakers in the 1960s and 70s, when a number of African American artists began to explore 16mm film as a medium for black aesthetics. Working independently, taking advantage of sporadic and fleeting government funding or institutional support when they could, a number of black writers and musicians turned to film with an eye to the possibilities of crafting a visionary cinema.
The Sea is History: Art and Black Atlantic Cultures. A Symposium around the work of Frank Bowling | Haus Der Kunst | 20 October
On June 23, 2017, Haus der Kunst opened "Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi," a comprehensive survey of monumental and mid-sized paintings by the distinguished Guyanese-born, British painter Frank Bowling.
In this talk, Nadia Huggins, an artist affiliated with Small Axe's Caribbean Queer Visualities project, explores the in-between spaces of the shoreline and beneath the water. Through the use of her images, she explores the moments of vulnerablities of moments at the boundaries of the shorelines and how constructs emerge in these spaces. Nadia Huggins is a self-taught visual artist and self-employed graphic designer. She was born in Trinidad & Tobago, grew up in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and has lived and worked in Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad.
Popcaan Where We Come From album cover by Small Axe 54 cover artist Ricardo Edwards
by Tiana Reid
For the playlist to accompany Small Axe's latest issue, we stayed close to the Jamaican 1960s special section. And yet the afterlife of music—Peter Tosh's "I Am That I Am" (1977) or even Popcaan's "Where We Come From" (2014)—suggests that the 1960s as an era lived much longer than its nominal decade.
Small Axe 54 playlist.