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Introduction: Performing Objects

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction begins with a brief discussion of Lorraine O’Grady’s Mlle Bourgeoise Noire to discuss the risks and rewards of becoming the subject and object of art. It delineates the three key ... More


Round Trips on the Black Star Line

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The author points out the phrase that Claude McKay used to describe one of the characters in his novel, as this may also be used to describe a number of other characters and even the author himself — ... More


Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Uri McMillan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Embodied Avatars, Uri McMillan zeroes in on a counterintuitive claim: by performing objecthood—or transforming themselves into art objects —black women preserved their subjectivity. Tracing a ... More


Chicago’s African American Visual Arts Renaissance

Murry N. Depillars

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the history of black visual arts in Chicago and highlights the distinctive influence of the Art Institute of Chicago, formed in 1879, in the emergence of a black visual artistic ... More


Social Experiments with Modernism

Darby English

in 1971: A Year in the Life of Color

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226131054
eISBN:
9780226274737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274737.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses two exhibitions that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the heart of United States cultural ... More


Chicago’s Native Son: Charles White and the Laboring of the Black Renaissance

Erik S. Gellman

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the early career of Chicago-born painter Charles White, and argues that the artistic production of young black artists became intricately intertwined with protest politics ... More


Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ten chapters in this book stretch and challenge current canonical configurations of modernism in two key ways: by considering the centrality of black artists, writers, and intellectuals as key ... More


1971: A Year in the Life of Color

Darby English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226131054
eISBN:
9780226274737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274737.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in ... More


Introduction: Afromodernisms – Black Modernist Practice in Contemporary Context

Fionnghuala Sweeney

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to suggest the place of black experience and its expressive forms at the centre of modernism by exploring the productive crossroads ... More


The Black Magic Island: The Artistic Journeys of Alexander King and Aaron Douglas from and to Haiti

Lindsay Twa

in Haiti and the Americas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037573
eISBN:
9781621039334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter places African American responses to Haiti within the larger U.S. context. It compares illustrations by Aaron Douglas and Alexander King to understand how black and white artists and ... More


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