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Paul, Annie
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Institute of Social and Economic Research
Article Title
Pirates or parrots? A critical perspectives on the visual arts in Jamaica
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Small Axe: A journal of criticism
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Date of Publication
1997
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1
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49-64
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Abstract
Examines some of the peculiarities of the Jamaican art scene. Notions of local vs universal/global, imitation vs innovation, popular vs 'high' or fine art, mainstream vs primitive/intuitive are examined through a reading of the text of the catalogue accompanying the show 'Caribbean Visions'. Ends by recommending a bold, free-wheeling, piratical approach to art by the practice of 'appropriation, synthesis and invention'.....
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