Monday, February 27

Robert Farris Thompson: Canons of the Cool

"A bottle of Cinzano, a can of hairspray, a menorah, a machete and a broken jukebox are devotional objects adorning the altar of a vodun ('voodoo') temple on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. The temple is situated in the compound of André Pierre, vodun priest and painter, alongside a ditch on the road to Cap-Haïtien. ... Robert Farris Thompson and I have come down to Haiti on a 10:30 a.m. flight from New York to pass the weekend with André Pierre and with Madame Nerva, a vodun priestess. Thompson is an art historian, a tenured professor at Yale and master of Timothy Dwight College there. ..."
Rolling Stone
W - Robert Farris Thompson
Aesthetic of the Cool - Dr. Robert Farris Thompson in conversation with Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims
Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music - CAA Reviews
[PDF] Flash of the spirit - Robert Farris Thompson
amazon: Robert Farris Thompson
YouTube: Speaks: Daughters of the Dust

2014 April: Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy