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Making a Show of Discomposure: Contemporary Black Artists in America

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/9780226274737.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the exhibition, Contemporary Black Artists in America (CBAA), held at the Whitney Museum. The CBAA was the work of a white man, Whitney's curator, Robert M. “Mac” Doty. It ... More


Queering abjection: a lesbian, feminist and Canadian perspective

Jayne Wark

in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Jayne Wark draws on the ideas of Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva as a means to examine the political potency of a number of works by the Canadian artists Allyson Mitchell, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri ... More


Cheap Thrills at the Whitney

Alva Noë

in Learning to Look: Dispatches from the Art World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190928216
eISBN:
9780197601136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928216.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses Jeff Koons’s work, which was on displayed at the old Whitney Museum of American Art in 2015. The Koons show puts lots of sex and celebrity on display. Against the background of ... More


A Taste of Success

Cathy Curtis

in Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908812
eISBN:
9780190908843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1956, Nell joined the new Poindexter Gallery. Reviewers praised her first show. The following year, she was awarded a residency at Yaddo (the artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, New York), ... More


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