Marlon Miguel

Representing the World, Weathering its End

Arthur Bispo do Rosário’s Ecology of the Ship
This chapter explores the intrinsic relationship between weather/weathering and the imaginary of the sea, which features in the work of artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário. Bispo was a black man who spent most of his life in psychiatric institutions. There is an important interplay between his psychotic deliriums and the production of hundreds of objects, many of them ships or forms that relate to the sea. These objects open up a discussion on decoloniality as they are embedded with marks left by the transatlantic slave trade.
Keywords: Bispo do Rosário; Decolonialism: Art; Madness; Weathering
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Representing the World, Weathering its End
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Arthur Bispo do Rosário’s Ecology of the Ship
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Marlon Miguel
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This chapter explores the intrinsic relationship between weather/weathering and the imaginary of the sea, which features in the work of artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário. Bispo was a black man who spent most of his life in psychiatric institutions. There is an important interplay between his psychotic deliriums and the production of hundreds of objects, many of them ships or forms that relate to the sea. These objects open up a discussion on decoloniality as they are embedded with marks left by the transatlantic slave trade.
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Berlin
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ICI Berlin Press
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2020
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Bispo do Rosário
Decolonialism: Art
Madness
Weathering
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Representing the World
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Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 247–76
Bibliographic Citation
Marlon Miguel, ‘Representing the World, Weathering its End: Arthur Bispo do Rosário’s Ecology of the Ship’, in Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 247–76 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-17_12>

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Cite as: Marlon Miguel, ‘Representing the World, Weathering its End: Arthur Bispo do Rosário’s Ecology of the Ship’, in Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 247–76 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-17_12>