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The Resource Queering post-black art : artists transforming African-American identity after civil rights, Derek Conrad Murray

Queering post-black art : artists transforming African-American identity after civil rights, Derek Conrad Murray

Label
Queering post-black art : artists transforming African-American identity after civil rights
Title
Queering post-black art
Title remainder
artists transforming African-American identity after civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Derek Conrad Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What impact do sexual politics and queer identities have on the understanding of 'blackness' as a set of visual, cultural and intellectual concerns? In Queering Post-Black Art, Derek Conrad Murray argues that the rise of female, gay and lesbian artists as legitimate African-American creative voices is essential to the development of black art. He considers iconic works by artists including Glenn Ligon, Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas and Kalup Linzy, which question whether it is possible for blackness to evade its ideologically overdetermined cultural legibility. In their own unique, often satirical way, a new generation of contemporary African American artists represent the ever-evolving sexual and gender politics that have come to define the highly controversial notion of 'post-black' art. First coined in 2001, the term 'post-black' resonated because it articulated the frustrations of young African-American artists around notions of identity and belonging that they perceived to be stifling, reductive and exclusionary. Since then, these artists have begun to conceive an idea of blackness that is beyond marginalization and sexual discrimination
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Derek Conrad,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of modern and contemporary art
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American art
  • African American artists
  • Homosexuality and art
  • Gender identity in art
  • African American gays
  • Gay artists
  • African American art
  • African American artists
  • African American gays
  • Gay artists
  • Gender identity in art
  • Homosexuality and art
  • United States
Label
Queering post-black art : artists transforming African-American identity after civil rights, Derek Conrad Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Looking for Ligon: towards an aesthetic theory of Blackness -- Kehinde Wiley's Black utopia: racial fetishism and the queering of masculinity -- Loving aberrance: Mickalene Thomas and the queering of Black female desire -- We're all Kalup's churen
Control code
930016820
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784532871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930016820
Label
Queering post-black art : artists transforming African-American identity after civil rights, Derek Conrad Murray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Looking for Ligon: towards an aesthetic theory of Blackness -- Kehinde Wiley's Black utopia: racial fetishism and the queering of masculinity -- Loving aberrance: Mickalene Thomas and the queering of Black female desire -- We're all Kalup's churen
Control code
930016820
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784532871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930016820

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