ARC Magazine announces launch of Issue 5 in SurinameWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 Categories: ARC, Book Fair, Updates
The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars and Team Readytex Art Gallery in association with ARC Magazine are pleased to announce the launch of ARC Magazine Issue 5 on May 9th at 8pm at Surinaams Museum at Fort Zeelandia. The launch will be part of the cultural program within the 13th ACWWS International conference which will be held in Paramaribo, Suriname from May 8th-11th2012. During the launch Holly Bynoe, co-founder of ARC will give a presentation about the background of the magazine. To RSVP click here.
Image by Charl Landvreugd from Atlantic Transformerz
ARC Magazine Issue 5 will present a collection of works by contemporary artists and writers from Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Martinique, Cuba, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Canada, The Netherlands, The UK, The United States, and Venezuela. They represent and expand upon a variety of media, including photography, illustration, film and video, drawing, sculpture, painting, poetry, performance, installation and mixed media works.
Issue 5 will feature works by contemporary Surinamese artists Charl Landvreugd and Nicholaas Porter among others including Hew Locke, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Kervin W. Brisseaux, Simone Padmore, Vladimir Lucien, Kenneth Montague and The Wedge Curatorial Projects, Melissa Calderón, Sandra Stephens, Lawrence Graham-Brown and Robert Charlotte.
Issue 5 also includes a limited edition artist insert of Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner’s Riskzine, which was created in January as a part of a Commonwealth Connections Residency in South Africa. Riskzine observes the widespread repetition of one particular communication in public spaces in Johannesburg, and the phenomenon of its tone and intention finding their way into the everyday vocabulary and interactions of the city. 100 copies of Riskzine were produced for his exhibition ‘Common Room: Observations and comments on public-public communication’, and a further 100 copies for distribution with ARC.
Copies of Issue 5 will be available for purchase for an introductory price of 20 €. Annual subscribers will be offered discounts and a chance to collect a limited number of back issues. To RSVP please contact or telephone 42 17 50.
ARC’s founders will also participate in a panel discussion on publishing strategies in the Caribbean. This will take place at Hotel Krasnapolsky from 2:30pm on May 9th. The panel line up incudes a variation of international and regional writers and publishers including; Ismene Krishnadath, Nicole Roberts, Elizabeth Walcott, Brooke Wooldridge and co-founder of ARC Holly Bynoe. To see line up for entire conference please visit ACWWS Facebook page.