The Caribbean Binder

Covers mostly Caribbean but also Latin American issues, contemporary or otherwise.

latinocaribbeanartists:

Belkis  Ayón

La Cena (the Dinner), 1991. Collograph on velin paper (6 parts), 244.7 x 139.5 cm. Color version, from 1988.

caribbeancivilisation:

"Here again we see the idea of identity, or lack of it, serving as the springboard for an artistic voice. Tamara Madden engages unidentified "everyday folk" and raises them to the stature of "kings, queens and warriors who never had a chance to shine." She does this by ornamenting them in gold, a la her inspiration Gustav Klimt, effectively dressing them in patchworks of fabric, situating them in mostly soothing environments and bestowing some of them with Mannerist qualities elongated and exaggerated arms and legs. Other subjects stand as metaphors for larger concerns. While Madden approaches her figures reverently, she is not afraid to use them as a tool to point a finger at the barbs of racism."

Find her here.

caribbeancivilisation:

"Here again we see the idea of identity, or lack of it, serving as the springboard for an artistic voice. Tamara Madden engages unidentified "everyday folk" and raises them to the stature of "kings, queens and warriors who never had a chance to shine." She does this by ornamenting them in gold, a la her inspiration Gustav Klimt, effectively dressing them in patchworks of fabric, situating them in mostly soothing environments and bestowing some of them with Mannerist qualities elongated and exaggerated arms and legs. Other subjects stand as metaphors for larger concerns. While Madden approaches her figures reverently, she is not afraid to use them as a tool to point a finger at the barbs of racism."

Find her here.

largeupdotcom:

The three-part “Phenomenon” series of prints by Lord Blakely come from his most recent body of work, Portraits of a Ninja,a collection of portraits of dancehall artist Ninjaman. Read more about these unique works at LargeUp.com, or buy them at the Okayplayer Store.

caribbeancivilisation:

work of Jamaican artist Zoya Taylor

Taylor on her website:"I do not paint portraits but rather the odd and marginal characters which fill the spaces in between. We all have a cast of characters which define our lives. They communicate the different facets of humanity. The insecurity, disappointments, the concealed grief, the hope, the humour and the love. My cast is the cast of the misfit, They are "immigrants" found between cultures, continents, languages and disciplines. My characters become their own characters and in this way hopefully the characters of their viewers".

caribbeancivilisation:

work of Jamaican artist Zoya Taylor

Taylor on her website:
"I do not paint portraits but rather the odd and marginal characters which fill the spaces in between. We all have a cast of characters which define our lives. They communicate the different facets of humanity. The insecurity, disappointments, the concealed grief, the hope, the humour and the love. My cast is the cast of the misfit, They are "immigrants" found between cultures, continents, languages and disciplines. My characters become their own characters and in this way hopefully the characters of their viewers".

aadatart:

Kelly Sinnapah’s Vagina installation Addressing Abuse and Dominance

By Deborah Frempong

Guadeloupean visual artist, Kelly Sinnapah’s, Vagina installation interrogates the complex relationship between dominant abusive structures, and survivors of abuse. Tentatively described as feminist in nature, Sinnapah’s work is dedicated to constructing the abuse within prescribed ‘feminine’ boundaries, making use of gentle colours, flowers and exquisite embroidery. This is important in making the feminine central, while critiquing the abuse that affects them.

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“He gave me the maracas and said: ‘Sing. Show me you’re the greatest…’ And I sang.”

 Salsa music great José ‘Cheo’ Feliciano, 78, dies in car crash || ReutersThese 5 Salsa Songs Prove Cheo Feliciano’s Brilliance || Fusion
pullingthingstogether:

The Sirens, 1956, by Haitian artist Rigaud Benoit

pullingthingstogether:

The Sirens, 1956, by Haitian artist Rigaud Benoit

(via reclaimingthelatinatag)

lati-negros:

Cornel West on the historical relationship between the Puerto Rican and Black Liberation movements.

#FreeOscarLopez

Vio

"How do we make sure we don’t look at each other through white supremacist lens?"

artmusicvegan:

Two documentaries by filmmaker Jeanette Kong. Watch the trailers and read more HERE.

'Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son'| “Caught between two cultures and races – Vincent Lee was born to a Chinese father and a Jamaican mother. After his father’s pre-mature death, five-year-old Vincent sailed across the ocean to southern China”…

'The Chiney Shop' | From the 1930s to the 1970s, Chinese-owned groceries were located on the street corners of rural and urban Jamaica. filmmaker Jeanette Kong grew up in a Chinese-owned shop in Kingston and details the complex relationship and social interaction between shop-owners and locals. 

(via wocinsolidarity)