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Visualising slavery : art across the African diaspora / / edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Hannah Durkin



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Titolo: Visualising slavery : art across the African diaspora / / edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Hannah Durkin Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Liverpool : , : Liverpool University Press, , 2016
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Disciplina: 704.949326
Soggetto topico: Slavery in art
Slave trade in art
African diaspora in art
African American art
Art, Caribbean
Art, African
Art, Black - Great Britain
Soggetto geografico: Great Britain
Persona (resp. second.): BernierCeleste-Marie
DurkinHannah
Note generali: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017).
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: ; Pt. I Slavery and Memory in Contemporary African Diasporic Art -- ; ch. 1 Lost and Found at the Swap Meet: Betye Saar and the Everyday Object / Lubaina Himid -- ; ch. 2 Preserves / Debra Priestly -- ; ch. 3 What Goes without Saying / Hank Willis Thomas -- ; ch. 4 Spectres in the Postcolonies: Reimagining Violence and Resistance / Roshini Kempadoo -- ; ch. 5 Strategic Remembering and Tactical Forgetfulness in Depicting the Plantation: A Personal Account / Keith Piper -- ; pt. II Historical Iconography and Visualising Transatlantic Slavery -- ; ch. 6 Chattel Record: Visualising the Archive in Diasporan Art / Fionnghuala Sweeney -- ; ch. 7 Henry Box Brown, African Atlantic Artists and Radical Interventions / Alan Rice -- ; ch. 8 Uncle Tom and the Problem of `Soft' Resistance to Slavery / David Bindman -- ; ch. 9 After-Image: Frederick Douglass in Visual Culture / Zoe Trodd -- ; pt. III African Diasporic Monuments and Memorialisation -- ; ch. 10 Siting the Circum-Atlantic: Nelson in a Bottle in Trafalgar Square / Geoff Quilley -- ; ch. 11 Art and Caribbean Slavery: Modern Visions of the 1763 Guyana Rebellion / Leon Wainwright -- ; ch. 12 "The Greatest Negro Monuments on Earth': Richmond Barthe's Memorials to Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines / Hannah Durkin -- ; pt. IV Contemporary Legacies in African Diasporic Art -- ; ch. 13 We Might Not Be Surprised: Visualising Slavery and the Slave Ship in the Works of Charles Campbell and Mary Evans / Eddie Chambers -- ; ch. 14 `X is for X Ray, X Slave, X Colony': A `Lexicon of Liberation' versus `My Slave History' in the Paintings, Installations and Sketchbooks of Donald Rodney / Celeste-Marie Bernier -- ; ch. 15 Reconfiguring African Trade Beads: The Most Beautiful, Bountiful and Marginalised Sculptural Legacy to Have Survived the Middle Passage / Marcus Wood.
Sommario/riassunto: The purpose of this book is to excavate and recover a wealth of under-examined artworks and research materials directly to interrogate, debate and analyse the tangled skeins undergirding visual representations of transatlantic slavery across the Black diaspora. Living and working on both sides of the Atlantic, as these scholars, curators and practitioners demonstrate, African diasporic artists adopt radical and revisionist practices by which to confront the difficult aesthetic and political realities surrounding the social and cultural legacies let alone national and mythical memories of Transatlantic Slavery and the international Slave Trade. Adopting a comparative perspective, this book investigates the diverse body of works produced by black artists as these contributors come to grips with the ways in which their neglected and repeatedly unexamined similarities and differences bear witness to the existence of an African diasporic visual arts tradition. As in-depth investigations into the diverse resistance strategies at work within these artists' vast bodies of work testify, theirs is an ongoing fight for the right to art for art's sake as they challenge mainstream tendencies towards examining their works solely for their sociological and political dimensions. This book adopts a cross- cultural perspective to draw together artists, curators, academics, and public researchers in order to provide an interdisciplinary examination into the eclectic and experimental oeuvre produced by black artists working within the United States, the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. The overall aim of this book is to re-examine complex yet under-researched theoretical paradigms vis-à-vis the patterns of influence and cross-cultural exchange across both America and a black diasporic visual arts tradition, a vastly neglected field of study.
Titolo autorizzato: Visualising slavery  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-78138-429-0
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910537233303321
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Serie: Liverpool studies in international slavery ; ; 9.