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Thursday 12 February, 2015

Pendulum: Diasporan artists explore identity, power and fantasy

Identity, power and fantasy. These are common themes emerging for many Diasporan artists with strong perspectives on their heritage, social reality and a radically better future. When Oneika Russell invited me to co-curate an alternative exhibition for her blog, Art: Jamaica,  in response to the Jamaica biennial, I wanted to acknowledge these ideas and the […]

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Friday 11 January, 2013

Creative Catalysts with Oneika Russell | 30 Days Unchained : Day 2

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 2 – 1/11/13 | Inspiration:  Oneika Russell If you’re like me, you like visually pleasing art that would like nice hanging on a wall. Yet, many modern and conceptual aren’t creating to please you. Kara Walker’s silhouettes of an infant being stabbed and characters eating poop, for example, weren’t created […]

Monday 18 July, 2011

On It’s Own Terms: Oneika Russell Discusses Modern and Jamaican Art

I like visually pleasing art that I can see hanging on my living room or bedroom walls. Yet, more and more, I’m growing to appreciate modern and conceptual artists who create work that isn’t necessarily beautiful in it’s presentation, but beautiful in it’s truth and purpose. Kara Walker’s silhouettes of an infant being stabbed and […]