Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Written for a 1995 group exhibition on contemporary artists who have engaged Frantz Fanon’s psychoanalytic study of colonialism, this chapter examines practices that address the ambivalent mix of fear and fantasy driving the political technology of the stereotype as it fixes sexualized meanings around representations of the black body. Differentiating strategies in image-text work by Mitra Tabrizian, Adrian Piper, Donald Rodney, and Carrie Mae Weems; performative photographic tableaux by Ajamu and Lyle Ashton Harris; the questioning of self-portraiture in Sonia Boyce’s collages and Glenn Ligon’s pastiche notices for runaway slaves; film essays by Ngozi Onwurah, Raoul Peck, and Marlon Riggs,...

This content is only available as PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Don't already have an account? Register
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal