Il Tolomeo
20 | 2018

Il Tolomeo
20 | 2018

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Vol. 1 | Num. 20 | Dicembre 2018

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Il Tolomeo | 20 | 2018

Caribbean Contemporary Poets and Graphic Artists Moored at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018

Margaret Spencer Matz
New York Institute of Technology, New York School of Interior Design, Pratt Institute, Saturday Program of The Cooper Union - Schools of Architecture and Design
matzmargaret@gmail.com

DOI 10.30687/Tol/2499-5975/2018/20/016

Submitted 23 Aug 2018
Accepted 03 Oct 2018

Abstract

The Teatrino del Mondo of Aldo Rossi, a performance space set on a barge that could be reached by boat (1979-80), became an iconic metaphor for the first Venetian Biennale of Architecture. At the Venetian Biennale of Architecture 2018, this metaphorical representation was engaged by Caribbean contemporary poets Lasana M. Sekou and Charles Matz II and visual artists Cozbi Sanchez Cabrera and Jean-Ulrick Désert. In exploring ties that link the vessels of Caribbean contemporary literature and art to Venice, witness is the audacity of their opera, created while confronting intensifying natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, and recalling horrifying unnatural conditions of Slavery and war. The artists participated in collateral events in which poetry or visual art intersected marvellously with Venetian idioms.

Keywords
Caribbean. Venice Architecture. Poetry. Art. Biennale 2018.

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Spencer Matz Margaret

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Caribbean Contemporary Poets and Graphic Artists Moored at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/Tol/2499-5975/2018/20/016

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The Teatrino del Mondo of Aldo Rossi, a performance space set on a barge that could be reached by boat (1979-80), became an iconic metaphor for the first Venetian Biennale of Architecture. At the Venetian Biennale of Architecture 2018, this metaphorical representation was engaged by Caribbean contemporary poets Lasana M. Sekou and Charles Matz II and visual artists Cozbi Sanchez Cabrera and Jean-Ulrick Désert. In exploring ties that link the vessels of Caribbean contemporary literature and art to Venice, witness is the audacity of their opera, created while confronting intensifying natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, and recalling horrifying unnatural conditions of Slavery and war. The artists participated in collateral events in which poetry or visual art intersected marvellously with Venetian idioms.

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Il Tolomeo

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Vol. 1 | Num. 20 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-21

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2018-08-23

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2018-10-03

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1594-1930

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2499-5975

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Caribbean

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Venice Architecture

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Poetry

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Art

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Biennale 2018

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