Caribbean Art


A new, updated and expanded edition of this classic survey on the history of Caribbean art, featuring the work of over 100 artists from the period of colonialism to the present day.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2022.

ISBN: 9780500204788 Category:

Veerle Poupeye


Caribbean Art presents and discusses the diverse, fascinating and highly accomplished work of Caribbean artists, whether indigenous or from the diaspora, popular or ‘high’ culture, rural or urban based, politically radical or religious. This expanded edition has a new preface, and has been updated to reflect on recent challenges to the ideological premises and institutions of conventional art-historical practice and their connections to histories of colonialism, Eurocentricity and race. Two new chapters focus on public monuments linked to the history of the Caribbean, and the intersections between art and tourism, raising important questions about cultural representation.

Featuring the work of internationally recognized artists such as Sonia Boyce, Christopher Cozier, Wifredo Lam, Ana Mendieta, Ebony G. Patterson, Hervé Télémaque, and more than 100 others working across a variety of media, this new edition makes an important contribution to the understanding of Caribbean art and its context, in ways that invite and encourage further explorations on the subject.

Additional information

Weight 640 g
Dimensions 14.4 x 21.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 April 2022
Number of pages 296
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14.4 x 21.8 cm
Weight 640 g


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Veerle Poupeye is a Belgian-Jamaican art historian, curator and critic. Previously Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica from 2009 to 2018, she now lectures at the Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica, where she is based. She is also the author of Modern Jamaican Art. She has written many articles and exhibition catalogue essays on Jamaican and Caribbean art and culture, and contributed to the journals Small Axe, Jamaica Journal, Caribbean Quarterly and the New West Indian Guide.