Rastafarian Art

Rastafarian Art

The works presented in this volume are meant to introduce a selection of Rastafarian artists from Jamaica.

Author: Wolfgang Bender

Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers

ISBN: UCSD:31822034464446

Category: Art and religion

Page: 130

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The Rastafarian religion of Jamaica came into prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was given international exposure through the music of one of its main exponents - Bob Marley. Music, and Reggae music in particular, was the centrepiece of Rasta creativity but Rastafarianism gave rise to a whole new cultural movement of which visual art was one of the many components. 'Official' recognition of Rasta art may be traced to the year 1980 when the National Gallery of Jamaica installed a new section dedicated to 'intuitive' artists, that is, untrained artists who were previously described as primitive or na�ve. The works of Rastafarians were prominent among these intuitive including those of Albert Artwell, Ras Dizzy, Ras Daniel Hartman and Leonard Daley, to name a few. Beyond that however, little recognition has been given to Rastafarian art as a particular genre within Jamaica, and the only known attempt to document and survey the art and handicraft of Rastafarians was in the form of an exhibition catalogue prepared for an exhibition in Germany in 1980 and later updated for a second exhibition in Germany. Decades after that first catalogue was produced, comes its first English translation - Rastafarian Art by Wolfgang Bender, an ethnomusicologist and ector of the African Music Archives in the Institute for Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. The works presented in this volume are meant to introduce a selection of Rastafarian artists from Jamaica. The collection is accompanied by photographs that depict everyday life among Rastas and scenes from the environment in which the artists live. In addition, there are interviews with a number of the artists, a chronology of events in the development of the Rastafarian movement and Rastafarian art, and an index of the artists and their works.
Categories: Art and religion

Marijuana Medicine

Marijuana Medicine

Rastafari - Kunst aus Jamaika . Bremen : Edition CON . Bilby , Kenneth 1986. Vom Kongo bis zur Karibik . In Schwarze Rhythmen , edited by G. Hayson and D.

Author: Christian Rätsch

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892819332

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 99

The most complete visual record of cannabis culture ever published, this book explores the therapeutic, historical, and cultural uses of this plant in traditions around the world.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Ethiopia

Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Ethiopia

Barnett, Michael, 2012: Rastafari in the New Millennium: A Rastafari reader. ... 1984: RastafariKunst aus Jamaika. ... 1992: Rastafari Kunst aus Jamaika.

Author: Susanne Epple

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643905345

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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Ethiopia is best understood as a country with multiple internal divides, but also endless interconnections which are constantly renegotiated. Contributing to the growing literature on the country's cultural diversity, this book offers special emphasis on the contemporary dynamics of intra- and intergroup boundary formation and alteration. It also adds to the more general literature on identity change, boundary transgression of individuals and groups, and cultural contact and change. With contributions from experienced Ethiopian and international scholars, the book offers perspectives on territorial, ethnic, class, caste, gender, and age related boundaries in different parts of the country. (Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien - Vol. 53) [Subject: Sociology, African Studies, Cultural Studies]
Categories: Social Science

Chanting Down Babylon

Chanting Down Babylon

Wolfgang Bender expanded his essay " Liberation from Babylon : Rasta Painters in Jamaica " ( 1983 ) in the publication Rastafari - Kunst aus Jamaika ...

Author: Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566395844

Category: Religion

Page: 467

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This anthology explores Rastafari religion, culture, and politics in Jamaica and other parts of the African diaspora. An Afro-Caribbean religious and cultural movement that sprang from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1930s, today Rastafari has close to one million adherents. The basic message of Rastafari—the dismantling of all oppressive institutions and the liberation of humankind—even has strong appeal to non-believers who are captivated by reggae music, the lyrics, and the "immortal spirit" of its enormously popular practitioner, Bob Marley. Probing into Rastafari's still evolving belief system, political goals, and cultural expression, the contributors to this volume emphasize the importance of Africana history and the Caribbean context. Author note:Nathaniel Samuel Murrellis Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and Visiting Professor at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica.William David Spencerserves as Pastor of Encouragement at Pilgrim Church in Beverly, MA, and was an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Center for Urban Ministerial Education in Boston. He has authored, co-authored, or editedThe Prayer of Life of Jesus, Mysterium and Mystery: The Clerical Crime Novel, God through the Looking Glass, Joy through the Night, 2 Corinthians: Bible Study CommentaryandThe Global God.Adrian Anthony McFarlaneis Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. He is author ofA Grammar of FearandEvil–A Husserlian-Wittgensteinian Hermeneutic.
Categories: Religion

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions

In recent years, the Rastafari art movement has lost much of its visibility in Jamaica. Both Clinton Brown and Sam Brown have dropped out of sight, ...

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094330

Category: Reference

Page: 640

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The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions is the definitive reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective. Generously illustrated, this landmark project combines the breadth of a comparative approach to religion with the depth of understanding of Caribbean spirituality as an ever-changing and varied historical phenomenon. Organized alphabetically, entries examine how Caribbean religious experiences have been shaped by and have responded to the processes of colonialism and the challenges of the postcolonial world. Systematically organized by theme and area, the encyclopedia considers religious traditions such as Vodou, Rastafari, Sunni Islam, Sanatan Dharma, Judaism, and the Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist churches. Detailed subentries present topics such as religious rituals, beliefs, practices, specific historical developments, geographical differences, and gender roles within major traditions. Also included are entries that address the religious dimensions of geographical territories that make up the Caribbean. Representing the culmination of more than a decade of work by the associates of the Caribbean Religions Project, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions will foster a greater understanding of the role of religion in Caribbean life and society, in the Caribbean diaspora, and in wider national and transnational spaces.
Categories: Reference

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

Rastafari-Kunst aus Jamaika. Berlin: CON Verlag. Herer, Jack, and Mathias Bröckers. 1993. Die Wiederentdeckung der Nutzpflanze Hanf Cannabis Marihuana.

Author: Christian Rätsch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594776625

Category: Medical

Page: 944

View: 181

The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants • Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances • Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality • Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.
Categories: Medical

African Caribbean religions

African Caribbean religions

Rastafari : History , Doctrine and Livity . London . KRUPAT , Arnold . 1992. ... Identity , Race and Protest in Jamaica . New York ( orig.1970 ) . ... In : BENDER , Wolfgang ( Hg . ) : Rastafari - Kunst aus Jamaika , 109-113 , Bremen .

Author: Society for Caribbean Research. International Conference

Publisher: Wuv Universitatsverlag

ISBN: UVA:X002573326

Category: Afro-Caribbean cults

Page: 167

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Categories: Afro-Caribbean cults



Author: Günter Meissner


ISBN: 359822740X

Category: Artists


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Categories: Artists



Chicano Writers . Second Series . Ed . F. A. Lomeli and C. R. Shirley . Dictionary of Literary Biography . Detroit : Bruccoli - Clark - Layman , 1992. 204 05 . 65. Binder , Wolfgang . “ Rasta im Roman . ” Rastafari , Kunst aus Jamaika .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105011841322

Category: American literature


View: 478

Categories: American literature

Jamaica Journal

Jamaica Journal

BENDER , W. et . al , Rastafari Kunst aus Jamaica , Bremen : Edition Con , 1984 . BILBY , K. and LEIB , E. , ' Kumina , the Howellite Church and the Emergence of Rastafarian Traditional Music in Jamaica ' , Jamaica Journal 19 : 3 ...



ISBN: UVA:X002128717

Category: Jamaica


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Categories: Jamaica

Art that Heals

Art that Heals

From exhibition catalogue , Rastafari Kunst aus Jamaika , February March 1992 , Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin , p . 92 . Photo : Walter Kranl . Fig . 25 : Memnon the Ethiopian , with Ethiopians to either side .

Author: Jacques Mercier

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015045980870

Category: Art

Page: 126

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Exhibition catalog, Paper not available, Published for Museum for African Art, New York.
Categories: Art

Art Anthropology and the Modes of Re presentation

Art  Anthropology  and the Modes of Re presentation

Museums and Contemporary Non-Western Art Frits Bless Harrie M. Leyten, Bibi Damen. Bibliography Africa Now : Jean Pigozzi collection ... Third World perspectives on contemporary art & culture , vol . ... Rastafari - Kunst aus Jamaika .

Author: Frits Bless

Publisher: Kit Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008862729

Category: Anthropological museums and collections

Page: 78

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Bibliografie : p. 73-75. Met reg. Discussion on how to display non-Western art and on the difference in approaches of anthropological museums and museums of modern art to this issue.
Categories: Anthropological museums and collections

Die verborgene Wirklichkeit

Die verborgene Wirklichkeit

B. viele der Gemälde und Skulpturen der « Rastafari - Kunst » aus Jamaica auch in einer rein ästhetischen Präsentation zugänglich sind , so wird erst durch eingehende Begleitinformation ihre Ikonographie in voller Bedeutung offenbar.26 ...

Author: Elisabeth Biasio

Publisher: Volkerkundemuseum Der Universitat Zurich

ISBN: UOM:39015034025778

Category: Art, Ethiopian

Page: 214

View: 942

Categories: Art, Ethiopian

Modern Jamaican Art

Modern Jamaican Art

Born : 1936 , St James , Jamaica Attended St Martins School of Art , London Maryland Institute College of Art , USA 1950- Art ... England 1989 – 15 Intuitives , National Gallery of Jamaica , Kingston 1991 – Rastafari Kunst aus Jamaika ...

Author: David Boxer


ISBN: UTEXAS:059173005516050

Category: Art, Jamaican

Page: 192

View: 172

"Two essays, the first by Boxer originally published in 1982 and the second by Poupeye covering the current Jamaican art scene, are united in this volume which gives an overview of Jamaican art since the early 1920s. Work's most outstanding feature is the excellent selection of more than 150 color illustrations representing most relevant artists. Complemented with biographical summaries of the artists"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Categories: Art, Jamaican



Training : 1983 : Diploma in Painting , Jamaica School of Art . Recent group exhibitions : 1994 : “ Arawak Vibrations : Homage to the Jamaican ... 1991 : " Rastafari Kunst Aus Jamaica " Haus de Kulturen de Welt , Berlin , Germany .


Publisher: Greater Johannesburg Transitional Metropolitan

ISBN: UOM:39015034549850

Category: Africus Johannesburg Biennale

Page: 304

View: 820

Categories: Africus Johannesburg Biennale

Vom Recht Indianer zu sein

Vom Recht Indianer zu sein

Bender W. Rastafari - Kunst aus Jamaica . Bremen 1984 , 139 Seiten , 252 Abb . Fr. 15.Biasio E. und Münzer V. Übergänge im menschlichen Leben ( Geburt , Initiation , Hochzeit und Tod in aussereuropäischen Gesellschaften ) .

Author: Peter R. Gerber

Publisher: Zürich : Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

ISBN: 3909105025

Category: Indians

Page: 208

View: 864

Categories: Indians

Stillstand Gedankenaustausch zur Gegenwartskunst

Stillstand  Gedankenaustausch zur Gegenwartskunst

kunstwissenschaftliche Kenntnisse , also wird in Völkerkundemuseen keine Gegenwartskunst aus der Dritten und Vierten Welt ... 2 " Rastafari - Kunst aus Jamaica " , eine Wanderausstellung von Wolfgang Bender , Wiesbaden , ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105016078664

Category: Art, American

Page: 417

View: 404

Categories: Art, American

Afro Modern Journeys Through the Black Atlantic

Afro Modern  Journeys Through the Black Atlantic

Africa hoy : obras de la contemporary African art collection . ... Schwarze Kunst : Konzepte zu Politik und Identität : Hilton Als Q Darryl Turner , Stan Douglas , Lyle Ashton Harris , Gary Simmons ... Rastafari : Kunst aus Jamaika .

Author: Tate Gallery (Liverpool)

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215328068

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 720

'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic' explores the impact of different black cultures from around the Atlantic on art from the early twentieth-century to today. The exhibition takes its inspiration from Paul Gilroy's influential book 'The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness' 1993. It features over 140 works by more than 60 artists. Gilroy used the term 'The Black Atlantic' to describe the transmission of black cultures around the Atlantic, and the instances of cultural hybridity, that occurred as a result of transatlantic slavery and its legacy. 'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic' reflects Gilroy's idea of the Atlantic Ocean as a 'continent in negative', offering a network connecting Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. It traces both real and imagined routes taken across the Atlantic, and highlights artistic links and dialogues from the early twentieth-century to today. The exhibition is divided into seven chronological sections. Charting new forms of art arising from black culture and the work of black artists and intellectuals, it opens up an alternative, transatlantic reading of modernism and contemporary culture.
Categories: Art

Art Index

Art Index

Author: Alice Maria Dougan


ISBN: UOM:39015012225697

Category: Architecture


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Categories: Architecture