Draconian Switch releases Issue 19: Recapping the arts in 2012Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Categories: Reports, Updates
Editor of Draconian Switch, Mariel Brown, shares with ARC’s community her thoughts on the latest issue of the publication which is dedicated to highlighting the works emerging out of Trinidad and Tobago in 2012. The issue designed is by Tanya Marie Williams, with Brown as editor and contributors including Marsha Pearce, Jasmine Thomas Girvan, Brianna McCarthy, Kriston Chen, Andre Bagoo, Kibwe Brathwaite, and Arnaldo James. The editors letter is shared here along with some images that encapsulate the year past.
Boy! 2012 was one helluva year for art in Trinidad and Tobago! Thinking back on it, I can scarcely remember such a profusion of riches! And our regular contributor, Marsha Pearce comments on the year in art. We have Marsha working real hard this issue, as she also reviews Alex Smailes’ recently concluded exhibition, “Alex Smailes: 10”. We’re delighted to be showing new work made specifically for Switch by Brianna Mc Carthy, who we challenged to take inspiration from specific works by poet, Olive Senior and jeweller, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan. (For one of her major exhibitions, “Gardening in the Tropics”, Thomas-Girvan referenced Senior’s poem of the same name.)
Designer, Kriston Chen, creates a layout for a poem by Andre Bagoo, and photo essays by Kibwe Brathwaite and Arnaldo James illustrate two unique facets of Trinidad: our night life and the steel pan movement. A big thanks to Tanya Marie Williams for designing this issue of Switch, and to all our brilliant contributors.
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