Travel & see : Black diaspora art practices since the 1980s / Kobena Mercer
- Mercer, Kobena, 1960-
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 368 pages ; 24 cm
- The fragile inheritors -- Busy in the ruins of wretched phantasia -- Marronage of the wandering eye : Keith Piper -- Mortal coil : eros and diaspora in the photographs of Rotimi Fani-Kayode -- Avid iconographies : Isaac Julien -- Art that is ethnic in inverted commas : Yinka Shonibare -- Home from home : portraits from places in between -- African photography in contemporary visual culture -- Ethnicity and internationality : new British art and diaspora-based Blackness -- Documenta 11 -- A sociography of diaspora -- Diaspora aesthetics and visual culture -- Art history after globalization : formations of the colonial modern -- The cross-cultural and the contemporary -- Postcolonial trauerspiel : Black audio film collective -- Archive and dépaysement in the art of Renée Green -- Kerry James Marshall : the painter of Afro-modern life -- Hew Locke's postcolonial baroque.
- "Over the years, Kobena Mercer has critically illuminated the visual innovations of African American and black British artists. In Travel & See he presents a diasporic model of criticism that gives close attention to aesthetic strategies while tracing the shifting political and cultural contexts in which black visual art circulates. In eighteen essays, which cover the period from 1992 to 2012 and discuss such leading artists as Isaac Julien, Renée Green, Kerry James Marshall, and Yinka Shonibare, Mercer provides nothing less than a counternarrative of global contemporary art that reveals how the “dialogical principle” of cross-cultural interaction not only has transformed commonplace perceptions of blackness today but challenges us to rethink the entangled history of modernism as well"--Back cover.
- 9780822360803 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0822360802 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780822360940 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822360942 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-355) and index.
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