The ARC Magazine team announces Volume 6, which “brings together a mélange of artists, scholars and writers in collaboration exploring and experimenting with formal and preconceived elements of beauty, alchemy, aesthetics, nationhood, independence, and burdens of representations. Featured artists and writers from Haiti, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Chile, France, St. Kitts and Nevis, Aruba, Suriname, The Netherlands, The United States, and Australia, interrogate and expand on a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, painting, illustration, new media, drawing, performance, and mixed media.
Brief summary of content: Trinidadian artist and scholar Dr. Andil Gosine intervenes with Shastri Maharaj’s practice. Gosine traverses the traditional surface of Maharaj’s work to resolve the reconstitution of memory and identity that reimagines Indianness in its relationship to the creolite. Martinican writer Suzanne Lampla explores the growing exploration of artists conquering the streets to present social, political and multicultural concerns. [. . .] Educator and writer Janice Cheddie investigates the formal works of Sasha Huber who investigates familial and historical bonds with Haiti while confronting sites of colonization and belonging. [. . .] Anne Errey eulogizes Jamaican sculptor Laura Facey’s ‘Radiant Combs’ in a beguiling essay, which seeks to explore the metaphysical and spiritual awakening of the prolific artist.
A collaborative project conceived by Guadeloupean artist Audry Liseron-Monfils and French writer Frédérique Blaize reveals a mind map that traverses the mental scape of the artist as he broods self- consciously, philosophically and contradictory in verse. [. . .] Dr. Erica M. James, deconstructs the work Bahamian artist Blue Curry. [. . .] Guyanese/UK photographer, Roshini Kempadoo collaborates with Marta Fernandez Campa to produce an exchange that highlights the artist’s interrogations on the politics of representation. [. . .] Rocio Aranda-Alvarado’s comprehensive study of The Body in Caribbean Art details the work of Albert Chong, Janine Antoni, Elia Alba, Renée Cox and Ana Mendieta.
Issue 6 brings together the work of Audry Liseron-Monfils, Sasha Huber, Alfredo Jaar, Thierry Alet, Claude Cauquil, Ana Mendieta, Renée Cox, Albert Chong, Janine Antoni, Elia Alba, Blue Curry, Michael Spears, Stacey Tyrell, Steven Schmid, Gabriel Ramos, Shastri Maharaj, Roshini Kempadoo, Wendy Nanan, JB Barret, Ryan Oduber, Manuel Mathieu, Olivia McGilchrist, Andy Robert, Laura Facey, Nancy Hoffmann, Cydne Coleby, Christina Darville, Giovanna Swaby, Tyler Miller, Veronica Dorsett, Yutavia George, Alyson Holder and Mickael Caruge.
For more information, see http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/issues/issue-6/