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Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism


Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism


Title: Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism
Authors: Amanda Coulson (director foreword), Holly Bynoe, Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett (2 texts), Keisha Oliver (2 texts), Natalie Willis, Corinne Lampkin
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2018
Length: 180 pages
ISBN: 978-9-76-822110-0

In looking to the Caribbean as a space of diverging and converging spiritualities, "Medium" gives us a moment to look at The Bahamas' culture as a multi-faith space as opposed to the "Christian Nation" narrative. We have Christians of all denominations, but also Rastafarianism, Obeah, West African spirituality, and the healing bush-medicine magic of the natural world. Featuring the work of intuitive artists and modern and contemporary artists alike, the 33 artists take us on a journey through the metaphysical, the divine, and religious and spiritual critique. Curated by NAGB Chief Curator Holly Bynoe.