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WRESTLING WITH THE IMAGE – eCATALOG

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011


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Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, an exhibition of contemporary art from twelve Caribbean countries. Featuring work by artists from the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, the exhibition is curated by artist and curator Christopher Cozier and art historian Tatiana Flores.

ROCKSTONE & BOOTHEEL eMAGAZINE

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Produced by Richard Rawlins, Draconian Switch publisher/designer, the limited 5 issue monthly ROCKSTONE & BOOTHEEL eMAGAZINE for the exhibit runs from November 2009 – March 2010 . Look out for a new issue by the 14th of every month.

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Joscelyn Gardener

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

White Skin, Black Kin: a Postcolonial Exposé of (white) Female Creole Identity

Joscelyn Gardner

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“In the Caribbean we are all performers … we all try to act out the roles that our skin reads out to us” (Benítez-Rojo 236). As Antonio Benítez-Rojo observes in The Repeating Island (1992), because of the colonial plantation system’s resettlement and reculturization of racially diverse populations through institutionalized transatlantic slavery, the postcolonial Caribbean is a site of multi-layered discourses where white guilt / contrition and black retribution plague racial identity’s conceptualization. (more…)