Caribbean Art (2nd Edition)

Caribbean Art  (2nd Edition)
Veerle Poupeye
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Caribbean Art presents and discusses the diverse, fascinating and highly accomplished work of Caribbean artists, whether indigenous or from the diaspora, popular or ' high' culture, rural or urban based, politically radical or religious. This expanded edition has a new preface, and has been updated to reflect on recent challenges to the ideological premises and institutions of conventional art-historical practice and their connections to histories of colonialism, Eurocentricity and race. Two new chapters focus on public monuments linked to the history of the Caribbean, and the intersections between art and tourism, raising important questions about cultural representation. Featuring the work of internationally recognized artists such as Sonia Boyce, Christopher Cozier, Wifredo Lam, Ana Mendieta, Ebony G. Patterson, Herve Telemaque, and more than 100 others working across a variety of media, this new edition makes an important contribution to the understanding of Caribbean art and its context, in ways that invite and encourage further explorations on the subject.
Veerle Poupeye is a Belgian-Jamaican art historian, curator and critic. Previously Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica from 2009 to 2018, she now lectures at the Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica, where she is based. She is also the author of Modern Jamaican Art. She has written many articles and exhibition catalogue essays on Jamaican and Caribbean art and culture, and contributed to the journals Small Axe, Jamaica Journal, Caribbean Quarterly and the New West Indian Guide.