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Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts: “All Things American in America Are about Race”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American artist Faith Ringgold’s oversized story quilts are painted and stitched image-text narratives on fabric intended to be hung on art gallery walls. In all her work she thematizes race ... More


Being Alive. Being a Woman. Being Colored: The Dilemma of Being Black and Female at the Intersection of Visual and Performance Art during the Black Arts Movement

Erin Kendrick

in With Fists Raised: Radical Art, Contemporary Activism, and the Iconoclasm of the Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859777
eISBN:
9781800852488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859777.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the dilemma faced by black female visual and performance artists Faith Ringgold, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Dindga McCannon and Ntozake Shange – at the height of the Black Arts ... More


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