Timed out: Art and the transnational Caribbean by Leon WainwrightTimed out: Art and the transnational Caribbean by Leon Wainwright

Timed out: Art and the transnational Caribbean

byLeon Wainwright

Paperback | November 30, 2011

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Timed out is a pioneering study of modern and contemporary art in the aftermath of empire. It addresses the current "global turn" in the study of art by way of the transnational Caribbean, offering an in-depth account of its integral role in histories of art in the Atlantic world. It looks atwhy art of the Anglophone Caribbean and its diaspora has been placed not only "outside" but "behind" more familiar and dominant art canons, and how the politics of space and time can be engaged in new ways to rethink the global geography of art. This is an essential addition to the growing field of world art studies, bringing concerns around temporality together with cross-cultural issues and debates. It shows how art and artists of the Caribbean have encountered and challenged the charges of belatedness, anachronism, provincialism andmarginalisation that are fundamental to the time-space logic of art history. Wainwright shows the Caribbean to be a vantage point for reassessing the core issues and practices of art history as a discipline. He explores the transnational interconnections of modern and contemporary art in the Caribbean, Europe and North America, redrawing the map of centre and periphery, themainstream and the provincial. Keeping in view art, migration and diaspora, the focus shifts between abstract expressionism and figuration; Pop art and decolonisation; British "Black art"; cultural policy, dinversity and multiculturalism; art, music and celebration in the Indo-Caribbean; and newdirections in curating and art criticism. Timed out will appeal to all those who are reconsidering modern and contemporary art, world art history and the global geography of visual culture.
Leon Wainwright is Lecturer in Art History at the Open University.
Title:Timed out: Art and the transnational CaribbeanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:November 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0719085942

ISBN - 13:9780719085949


Table of Contents

Introduction * Painting in the aftermath of painting *  Varieties of belatedness * Mutual temporal ground *  Emotional chronology * New provincialisms * Conclusion