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What connects Sápmi, Surinam and Schwitzerland? How do Christianity and Vodun intersect? Do Karen Blixen and Fidel Castro share common beliefs?
What might seem far removed, share close bonds when we look beyond national and historic divisions. The publication BAT: Bridging Art + Text, just released by Hurricane Publishing, looks into complex historic and current connections across the globe presenting international artists, scholars, curators and writers in 3 volumes of 800+ pages.
In-depth knowledge sharing The first volume shows the connections between art, performance and religion. In the second volume, artists and writers deal with racism as well as the omission of voice and identity. The third volume gathers artists and writers who actively critique history and its influence on present times.
The transfer of cultural and spiritual knowledge from Africa across the Atlantic and further towards Europe show the potential and strength of maintaining a shared cultural heritage. The strength of bridging creates ways of facing racism and prejudice and seeing old and new connections.
The book presents contemporary artists born or based in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the US creating an insight into aesthetics not often presented in Scandinavia.
BAT: Bridging Art + Text is curated by Michelle Eistrup, edited by Eistrup and Annemari Brogaard Clausen, produced by Anders Juhl, and published by Hurricane Publishing.
Fotobok Gbg 18
October Hamburger Bahnhof
19–21 October 2018
Art Book Fair Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof –
Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
November Kunsthalle Zurich.
Volumes 2018 13-24-25 November
Supported by Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Arts Council, and The Karen Blixen Museum.
Ebony G. Patterson
Mr. Dohinnon Mahounon Ayenima
C. Daniel Dawson
Robert Farris Thompson
Naja Dyrendom Graugaard
Helene Lundbye Petersen
RuNett Nia Ebo
Maria Helena P. T. Machado
Mawuna Remarque Koutonin
Dudley Joseph Thompson
The editors wish to thank the artists, writers, curators and poets mentioned above, for their independent and original contribution to the BAT publication, and for their patience in the editing stages of the production. Your contribution is sincerely appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.