Future Relics: Monumentalizing Afro-Caribbean Identity

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The use of monuments as future-relics to validate and preserve the identity of Afro-Caribbean people within the Anglophone Caribbean is the premise for the conceptual and physical development of my studio practice. My book is about this practice and how the art work that I make, function in the way they are intended. The work monumentalizes Black identity in an effort to mirror the significance and resilience of the Black self within the Caribbean; a space that was created by Europeans to enrich their respective Empires. I put forward the use of established canonical art practices as a methodology to map one culture unto the other as a way of presenting the Black narrative to the Black viewer.


Greg Bailey


Greg Bailey is a lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He studied at the Washington University in St. Louis where he earned an MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in 2019. He has exhibited in Jamaica, USA, England and Germany. His work deals with race, gender, history and socio-political affairs.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


race, culture, Black, Afro Caribbean, colonial, post-colonial, Future-Relics, Olmecs, monument, Greg Bailey Jamaican Art

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ART / General