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Smith & Benjamin’s
‘BAHAMIAN ART & CULTURE’
Issue No. 229

Sharing Art & Cultural News
of The Bahamas for 16 Years

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COVER IMAGE:
“Embracing the Past” by Bahamian artist Stan Burnside.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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what’s happening in
bahamian art & culture

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Art Exhibition: “The New Knowledge”

OPENS TONIGHT: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 | 7-9pm
The Salus Gallery, Family Medicine Center, Blake Rd.

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Celebrate Life through the Arts

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday, July 4th
Appetisers & Cocktails: 7pm | Dinner at 8pm
Jacaranda House, Parliament Street

A full sensory experience!

“Celebrate Life Through the Arts” will be an evening of art by talented Bahamian artist Je’Rome Harris Miller and delicious cuisine created by Chef Horatio Smith accompanied by Calypso music and dancing. Dinner will be served around the famous Jacaranda House pool, in one of Nassau’s few remaining historic houses and gardens. Dishes specially prepared by Chef Smith will include his delicious Lion Fish Ceviche and Creole Style Snapper Fillet with fresh organic greens and other delicious delicacies. Wines will be chosen by Young’s Champagne to compliment the menu.

Tickets are $65. Please RSVP at email HoratioSmith@hotmail.com or at JacarandaNassau@gmail.com or at 426-5215.

CLICK HERE to visit Jacaranda House’s Facebook page.
CLICK HERE to visit Jacaranda House’s website.

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Our “According to...” section is where we publish
the writings of persons from the local and greater
art and cultural community who express their personal
thoughts and ideas on art and culture and community.

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Dr. Ian Bethell Bennett

Dr. Ian A. Bethell Bennett is an Associate Professor in the School of English Studies at the College of The Bahamas. He has written extensively on race and migration in The Bahamas, cultural creolisation and gender issues. His essay below was published in the Nassau Guardian on April 11th and speaks to the curative and transformative properties of Art to bring beauty, peace and healing to communities.

Carnival and the evolution of Culture

Art speaks about where a country is as well as where it was. It is exciting to see how a country’s art scene grows, develops and organically changes. The visual arts in the country have really undergone a transformation over the last 20 years. The field has developed internationally, but here it has developed in terms of the people who have become a part of it and the numbers of artists who are expressing themselves publicly, as well as the textures, vivacity, topics and nuances. We are who we are, and that will never change. What we do is often hide who we are because we think it is expedient to do so. However, who we are is revealed eventually.

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The recent carnival festivities went off without any apparent hitches, except its being supported almost exclusively by a local market. What was fabulous was the art show organized by Antonius Roberts. It showed that carnival could be more than just about gyrating and twerking bodies on a road. Of course, carnival breeds this show of skin and sensuality. But that is what the Caribbean is known for, according to Mark Padilla in Caribbean Pleasure Industry. It is known for this, and this image will always create cultural conflict in a highly moralistically-policed nation, but so will Junkanoo. However, while the real money sunk into Carnival has yet to be revealed and the earnings have yet to be totaled, if they are ever… the artistic scene was incredible. Roberts’ Hillside House was packed to the rafters with art from all generations and walks of life. It was simply a feast for the eye. It also showed how much Bahamian art and art created in The Bahamas has changed. It has mushroomed and encompasses so many varied vehicles of expression as well as bodies who are talking through art.

John Beadle’s piece at the entrance to the courtyard was simply brilliantly expressive of Carnival but also uniquely Bahamian and terrifically beautiful. Art transcends all the bickering about the place of Carnival. We may not be ready for this cultural change, but its machinery in other countries has proved so successful in generating dollars, that it will be hard for us to keep it at bay, given the government’s sole interest in making money. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Nassau Guardian.

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Photo: Derek Carroll

New Junkanoo Museum opens in Grand Bahama

The Junkanoo Village and Museum Grand Opening took place on Saturday June 20, 2015. The facility has in place a number of Junkanoo costumes and other art pieces.

The owners have ensured a true Bahamian setting that will include the serving of various tropical drinks and tea, conch salad and more. Likewise, they have experienced staff who can educate and inform persons on the history of Junkanoo and how to craft costumes, beat the drum and shake the cowbells.

The facility has a “Sacred Space” to recognize those outstanding artists like Gus Cooper and others who have passed on.

CLICK HERE for more in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Grand opening of The Junkanoo Village and Museum. Photo: Derek Carroll

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Bahamian writes and performs play in Australia this weekend

Written and performed by Bahamian Margaret Laurena Kemp as part of the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference.

“Confluence,” as its name might suggest, is a play about movement and coming together. It looks at how peoples and cultures often disperse throughout the world, only to re-form and reconnect in sometimes the most unlikely of places.

Margaret Laurena Kemp, the creator and performer of the play (whose full title is “Confluence…formerly entitled A Negro Speaks of Rivers”) based the events of the story on her own childhood in the United States, growing up in a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts called Dorchester. Kemp’s parents were immigrants: her dad came to America from The Bahamas to work on the railroads, her mother was Panamanian. Dorchester was historically the “first stop” for many culture immigrating to that part of America, and in the past 150 years has been home of waves of immigrants from Ireland, French Canada, Poland and Italy. Since the 1940s, the area has become the destination for Afro-Caribbeans and African-Americans from the southern U.S.

“I wanted to give a voice to all of the unheard stories and experiences I grew up with among my great extended family in Dorchester,” says Kemp. “I was surrounded by relatives and neighbors who came to Dorchester from many of the islands throughout the Caribbean, That wonderful blend of Afro-Caribbean cultures and the stories they brought with them inspired me to write “Confluence.”[…]

CLICK HERE for full story on UOW’s website.

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Caribbean Festival, Feast of Fire

Hundreds travel to Cuba to showcase Bahamian Culture

Caribbean Festival, Feast of Fire

A delegation of over 300 Bahamians will travel to Santiago, Cuba early this month to participate in the country’s 35th Annual Caribbean Festival, Feast of Fire.

The festival, scheduled for July 3-9, is dedicated to a country or group of countries. This year The Bahamas is being recognized. It gives The Bahamas an opportunity to showcase wide-ranging and diverse elements of Bahamian culture including food, music, fashion, arts and dance.

The Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is coordinating the event. Artistic Director at the Ministry of Tourism Ian Poitier is heading the Bahamas’ delegation. He said it is imperative for The Bahamas to showcase its very best. “My role is to ensure the successful delivery of all the creative content of The Bahamas’ contribution to the festival,” Mr. Poitier said.

“In doing so, we will showcase our history through all of our cultural forms. Under the umbrella of ‘From Columbus to Junkanoo’ the work will be presented along five themes – the first meeting of the old and new worlds through the arrival of Columbus in San Salvador; our uniquely beautiful, paradise islands; piracy and the colonial settlers; slavery and emancipation and independence and Junkanoo.” […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Representatives of countries attending the Caribbean Festival or Feast of Fire

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A ceremony was held on Monday, June 30th, to recognize Bahamian students and educators who are headed to China on the 2015 Chinese Cultural Programme.

Bahamian delegation embarking on 19-day cultural expedition in China

Education continues to be the bridge to deepening cultural awareness, understanding and friendship between The Bahamas and the People's Republic of China, with the Confucius Institute at The College of The Bahamas playing an essential role.

Over the next few weeks, 14 college students – most of whom are from The College of The Bahamas – and nine Bahamian educators from the public and private school system will experience the culture of China and learn its language and customs by traveling throughout Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Wuxi.

This week, they will embark on the 19-day expedition as guests of the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) on the 2015 Chinese Cultural Programme.

On Monday, June 29th, the Bahamian delegates were recognised for being selected to participate in the summer programme during a brief ceremony held at The College’s Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in The Bahamas Lin Xianjiang (front row: 3rd right); Executive Vice President and Vice President of Academic Affairs at The College of The Bahamas Dr. Earla Carey Baines (front row: 3rd left); co-directors of the Confucius Institute Mr. Haldane Chase (front row: centre) and Mr. Youhua Zhou (front row: 1st right) pose with the Bahamian delegation of college students and educators headed on a 19-day cultural immersion, the 2015 Chinese Cultural Programme.

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Alicia Wallace

Bahamian youth leader meets the Queen and receives award

Her Majesty The Queen presented the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards on Monday 22nd June during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and Bahamian Alicia Wallace was one of the inaugural 60 recipients of the award. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award recognizes exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who are taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities.

“This week has been inspiring and thought-provoking!”, said 29-year-old Wallace who lives in Nassau. “The highlights for me were the meeting with the other winners, learning about their projects, and sharing ideas. I'm confident that our work will be strengthened by the connections we have made, both with each other and the other people we have had the pleasure to meet through visits and networking events.”

Wallace was selected in recognition of her work as director of Hollaback! Bahamas, which works to end street harassment, and also as co-founder of the Coalition to End Gender-based Violence and Discrimination […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Sail bags by Hope Town Canvas

Bahamian company recycles and creates artistically unique products

Hope Town Canvas is a very unique company offering one-of-a-kind bags and products made out of recycled sails. What was once just an idea has come to fruition and Hope Town Canvas was born. They offer one of a kind artwork pieces that you can put all your goodies in, throw it over your shoulder and love what you carry.

Their product line includes:

The Recycled Sail Bags Collection – One of a kind sail bags made from recycled sailcloth.
The Local Collection – One of a kind Sail Bags made from recycled sailcloth from our local Bahamian sailing sloops. Featuring donated “Abaco Rage” sails.
W Sail Bags Collection – Their newest line of bags made from fresh new sails […]

CLICK HERE for more on Hope Town Canvas’ website.
CLICK HERE for Hope Town Canvas’ Facebook page.

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Sail Pillows by Hope Town Canvas

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Works from the Central Bank collection feature in Celebrating 40 Years of The Central Bank: A Pillar of Arts Commitment at the National Art Gallery.

Soaking up sun and culture this July

In true standing with its mission to serve as much as a reservoir for cultural wealth as monetary wealth, Central Bank of The Bahamas is encouraging the general public to use the summer holidays as an opportunity to soak up both the sun and some of the best in Bahamian culture and fine art. The bank has demonstrated its commitment to developing fine artists for more than three decades.

Under the governance of T. Baswell Donaldson, in the 1980s it began investing in artwork to adorn its headquarters downtown. Wanting to further the bank’s involvement in developing the country’s art movement, then Central Bank Governor Sir William Allen enlisted the help of artist Antonius Roberts, who spearheaded the bank’s annual competitions for high school students and artists under 26, respectively. In doing so, Central Bank hoped to encourage young Bahamians to pursue art while adding to its collection simultaneously. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Nassau Guardian.

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Exuma straw market vendors receive govt. grant assistance

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis, announced the grant of $2,300 to each of the twenty-three Straw Market vendors who suffered losses resulting from a fire which destroyed the Straw Market in George Town, Exuma two months ago.

The Deputy Prime Minister led a delegation to George Town, Monday, June 29, to present cheques and join the Exuma Christian Council and the Straw Market Authority in a Service of Thanksgiving. The delegation included the Hon. Arnold Forbes, Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development; Kevin Simmons, Chairman of the Straw Market Authority; members of the Straw Market Authority; senior Government officials and New Providence Straw Market vendors.

Addressing the straw vendors and members of the community gathered at Regatta Park, Minister Davis said, “every challenge presents an opportunity. This is an opportunity for Exuma to “up its game” in artisanship and craftsmanship. Straw vending is one of our country’s oldest industries. Many Bahamians are born of talented fingers and entrepreneurial spirits of straw vendors. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Junkanoo Rush Out by the Anatol Rodgers Senior High School winners of the 2014 Junior Junkanoo Parade at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers at Atlantis Ballroom on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Bahamian culture on display at intnl education conference

Bahamian culture took centre stage during the Official Opening Ceremony of the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers at the Atlantis ballroom on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Moderators Val Maura and Claudette “Cookie”Allens added more Bahamian flavour with their banter and dialogue filled with jokes in the Bahamian vernacular, which evoked laughter from delegates in the packed ballroom.

The Cultural Show followed opening speeches led by the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, who reinforced the message that “every child must count and none must be left behind.” And, although their performance preceded the cultural segment, winners of the 19th CCEM Song Competition by St. Anne’s High School Choir with lead singer Sammie Star certainly set the tone with the winning song: “We Can Change the World.” […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Photo from opening ceremony at 19th CCEM

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TV show showcases Bahamian musical forms

“Music Voyager”, a travel & music TV series based out of the US that explores the most musically exciting cites in the world, recently visited The Bahamas to explore our diverse and exciting musical forms. This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures.

In the episode of “Raking and Scraping across the Islands”, they travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beach-side performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters, they head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then they explore the roots of spiritual music in The Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th-Century cathedral. Along the way, they learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for their supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as The Gully Wash.

CLICK HERE to watch “Raking and Scraping across the Islands.”

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CLICK to watch video “Raking and Scraping across the Islands”.

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In the episode “The Bahamas: Junkanoo Celebration”, Musical Voyager’s journey to The Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Year's Day. During this period the city explodes with vibrant color and celebratory music, as revelers dressed in elaborate costumes parade down the streets dancing to the African-rooted rhythms of Bahamian music. The energy is infectious and they find themselves wanting to learn more about the roots of Junkanoo and what it tells us about the history and people of The Bahamas. We visit the Junkanoo Museum, try on a traditional costume, and even join in a rehearsal, trading licks with the Colours marching band. Our exploration of Junkanoo takes us into the mysteries of the past, yet also demonstrates how the people of today's Bahamas are working to keep their own unique traditions going strong far into the future.

CLICK HERE to watch “The Bahamas: Junkanoo Celebration.”

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CLICK to watch video “The Bahamas: Junkanoo Celebration”.

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"I am Dominican like you." Dominican-born Haitian descendants demonstrate to demand their citizenship in front of the Central Election Board. Photo courtesy of Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty.

Authors
speak out on Dominican Republic and Haiti crisis

A Shared View
from the Diaspora

by Richard André

In a landmark ruling, the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court last September stripped an estimated 210,000 individuals—most of whom are Dominicans born to Haitian sugar cane workers—of their citizenship, effectively leaving them stateless. The ensuing outcry from the international community has included Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat—two of the best-known contemporary authors from the island of Hispaniola. Friends for over 20 years, Danticat (from Haiti) and Díaz (from the D.R.) have been relentless in their condemnation of the ruling. In a written exchange moderated by Americas Quarterly production editor and Haitian-American Richard André, Díaz and Danticat discuss the roots and legacies of racism and conflict in the neighboring nations, the impact of the court’s ruling, and the responsibility of the diaspora to build bridges between Dominicans and Haitians and defend human rights at home and abroad.

What do you think most Haitians/Dominicans don’t understand about the other side?
DIAZ: Depends on who you’re asking. Some folks on the D.R. side know a lot more about their neighbor than others. Some Dominicans are in fact descended from said neighbor and might know a thing or two because of it. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The American Quarterly.

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“Our unified heart” by Kris Manning

The ways art is helping Charleston unite after Church massacre

by Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Early last week, a few artists painted murals on the walls of a warehouse around a vacant lot in Charleston, South Carolina, preparing for a celebration intended to fill the neglected space with sunlight, art and joy.

Then they learned about the racist attack at Emanuel AME Church, a historic black institution, that killed nine residents of their city.

Reeling from shock and sorrow, leaders of the community arts nonprofit organizing the event had to decide whether to cancel festivities planned for the solstice. It was a clear choice, Enough Pie executive director Cathryn Zommer told The Huffington Post.

“We felt that more than ever, the community needed to come together,” Zommer said. They added a vigil with candle lighting, songs and prayer. Artists made changes to their pieces. On Saturday, people gathered for an experience that mixed joy with sorrow, surrounded by art. […]

CLICK HERE for the full story in The Huffington Post.

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43 chairs with the faces of the disappeared students taped to them are piled in remembrance inside of a classroom. (Photo: Livia Radwanski)

Mexican poets give voice to the country’s disappeared students

by Nathaniel Janowitz

On September 26, 2014, more than 100 students, often referred to as normalistas, of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in the rural hills of Guerrero, attempted to travel to the city of Iguala. To this day, the facts of the case are still debated. The only certainty is that three students and three civilians were dead by the morning, and 43 students were never seen again.

The official version of events by the Mexican government is that in and around Iguala the students were attacked by municipal police with connections to a local cartel, which resulted in the six confirmed deaths. During the assault, police abducted 43 students and turned them over to the cartel. The 43 normalistas were systematically shot then thrown into a large fire that allegedly burned for fifteen hours. Then the gunmen gathered the incinerated remains in garbage bags and threw them into the nearby San Juan River.

However, even this horrible tale told by the government has been widely criticized by human rights organizations and many major news outlets have published and revealed massive flaws with the official version. Now, just over nine months later, many still believe that state and federal police, as well the army, were directly involved in the attack, disappearances, and ensuing cover-up [...]

CLICK HERE for full story at Hyperallergic.

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A mural in the nearby town of Tixtla shows the state of Guerrero riddled with bullet holes, and says, “They can murder the people, but never their ideas.” (Photo: Livia Radwanski)

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Baltimore students team up for #BlackLivesMatter street art takeover

In 2011, street artist JR made a call to art and a call to action -- a call he hoped would reach people around the world. "I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project," he said. "And together, we'll turn the world inside out."

"Inside Out" is the name of the project, which challenges people around the globe to share their portrait and a message they believe in. Thus far, the project has attracted over 200,000 people from 112 countries, from Ecuador to Nepal to Palestine. Issues addressed range from climate change to gender-based violence, all communicated through the simple yet striking image of a large, black-and-white pasted portrait.

Now, the students of Morgan State University’s Visual Arts Department are taking a hint from JR and collaborating, along with Computer Graphics II and Computers in Art Design professor Chris Metzger, on an "Inside Out" Group Action project, a visual response to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Huffington Post.

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13th place winner Wendy Guerra.

International Reggae Poster Contest reports on Bob Marley exhibition in Cuba

The International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) exhibited 36 brilliant Bob Marley posters at the ‘Bob Marley: Time Will Tell’ symposium held at Cuba’s historic Casa de las Américas, located in the beautiful Art Deco Vedado district in Havana. The week-long exhibition and symposium were part of the larger International Colloquium on ‘Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean’, held from May 18-22, 2015.

The winning poster entries on display represented designers from a variety of countries including the 2014 top winners Enrico Varrasso (Sweden), Avi Marciano (United States), Dariush Allahyari (Iran), and the 13th place winner, Wendy Guerra from Cuba, who attended the opening with her parents and brother. Ms Guerra was given loud applause by the appreciative audience during the presentation by IRPC founder Michael Thompson. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in ARC Magazine.

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The cover of Gómez’s collection of stories, “As Things Appear” (photo by Bill Westmoreland)

“The Curator,”
an Art World Fantasy

By Edward M. Gómez

The arts journalist, critic, graphic designer, author and Hyperallergic contributor Edward M. Gómez has written a collection of stories, As Things Appear, which has just been published in a limited first edition by Ballena Studio, a New York-based small press.

“The Curator,” which appears in the collection, begins with an early-morning freakout by the esteemed curator of a major New York museum. Here are some exclusive excerpts from the story for Hyperallergic readers. — The Editors

The Curator woke up one morning to the alarming realization that she understood nothing about art and that it was possible that she would never understand anything about art. More precisely, she realized that she understood nothing about painting and that it was possible that she would never understand anything about painting. Since she was currently putting the finishing touches on a big, costly exhibition of modern abstract paintings, which were to be shown alongside an impressive selection of medieval and Renaissance masterworks with which they supposedly shared important technical and thematic affinities — it would be her job to explain to viewers exactly what those relationships were — the morning’s unsettling discovery threw her into a fit of suffocating, immobilizing panic. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in Hyperallergic.

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David Hockney at his studio in Los Angeles, April 1982. Photograph by André Emmerich, André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers.

Humble snapshots of 20th Century art giants being regular people

by Priscilla Frank

If you’ve ever wished for an art world equivalent of a celebrity tabloid that would prove 20th century giants like Picasso, Kahlo and Pollock were really just like us, look no further.

Tucked away in none other than the Smithsonian’s archives, amongst diaries, letters and other artist mementos, rests a treasure trove of artist photos so average, it’s pretty extraordinary. We’re talking Andy Warhol crossing the street, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner enjoying a beach day, Alexander Calder ogling one of his iconic mobiles, Ansel Adams taking a solo shot in a photo booth. Never before have the biggest artists of the 20th century seemed so much like, well, normal people.

As explained by the folks at Smithsonian: “Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life.” The black-and-white gems have been compiled into a book entitled Artists Unframed, by Merry A. Foresta, an independent curator and former curator of photography at the Smithsonian Institution. […]

CLICK HERE for more in The Huffington Post.

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Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and an unidentified child at the beach in East Hampton, New York, July 1952. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers.

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Popopstudios: Call for Interns

Are you an ambitious art student ready to further your education beyond the classroom? Are you looking for an opportunity to experience the inner workings of the Bahamian art community? If you are, then Popopstudios may be the place for you. We are looking for passionate, creative, energetic and driven students who want to be on the cutting-edge in the advancement of alternative Bahamian visual culture.

We are committed to providing a rewarding experience that involves a learn-by-doing approach with guidance from some of the key players in the arts community. It is our goal as an organization to give our interns the knowledge and tools to learn, create, develop and implement new skills so that you can graduate from the program as a well-balanced artist.

Contact Duke at Popopstudios at 322-7834 or message through Facebook.

CLICK HERE for Popopstudios’ Facebook page.
CLICK HERE for Popopstudios’ Website.

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