Are the Art World’s ‘Peripheries’ Becoming the New Centers?

Politics Are the Art World’s ‘Peripheries’ Becoming the New Centers? Western museums are expanding their acquisition strategies. Nicola Trezzi, June 29, 2016 Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj. Courtesy Fabrica de Pensule In the Tate’s announcement of Frances Morris’s appointment as the new director of the Tate Modern this past January, the museum—whose new building has just opened—highlighted … Continue reading Are the Art World’s ‘Peripheries’ Becoming the New Centers?

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The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory

The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory Derek Walcott Felicity is a village in Trinidad on the edge of the Caroni plain, the wide central plain that still grows sugar and to which indentured cane cutters were brought after emancipation, so the small population of Felicity is East Indian, and on the afternoon that I visited … Continue reading The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory