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January 31, 2017
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
I am very pleased to announce the completion of Issue 5 of the Open Arts Journal, an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by The Open University, UK.
Edited by Leon Wainwright (The Open University) and Kitty Zijlmans (Leiden University), Issue 5 takes the theme ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’. It brings together academics, artists, curators and policymakers from various countries in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and their diasporas to explore how the understanding and formation of sustainable community may be supported by art practice, curating and museums.
The entire collection is available now at:
Sustainable art communities: creativity and policy in the transnational Caribbean. An introduction
Part 1 Histories and theories
Dreams of Utopia: sustaining art institutions in the transnational Caribbean
Criticality and context: migrating meanings of art from the Caribbean
Notes on imagining Afropea
Part 2 Visual investigations
Kolonialismo di nanzi: Anansi colonialism
Art and agency in contemporary Curaçao: Tirzo Martha’s Blijf maar plakken
Between a rock and a hard place: local-global dynamics of funding and sponsorship in Caribbean art
Randnotizen: notes from the edge
Part 3 Collaborations
Policy entrepreneurship: expanding multimodality in Caribbean practice through Caribbean intransit
Champagne tastes and mauby pockets: towards healthy cultural eco-systems
Sustainable art communities: an afterword
This themed issue resulted from major public events at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam and Rivington Place (Iniva and Autograph ABP), London, which also produced the large series of video clips, featuring speakers’ presentations and audience discussion, that accompanies Issue 5. The background to the entire collection of material is a two-year international research project of the same name, led by Dr Leon Wainwright and Co-Investigator Prof. Dr. Kitty Zijlmans, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/Humanities), with additional support from The Leverhulme Trust.
You may also be interested to read back issues of the Open Arts Journal, subscribe to our mailing list, or write to our editors with responses and suggestions for future themed issues.
Wishing you an enjoyable read!
Managing Editor: Alice E Sanger, The Open University