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By Laura U. Marks
Published: 02 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... enfolding-unfolding aesthetics The Last Angel of History African-diasporic histories manners of unfolding fabulation ...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... This chapter is an ambitious exercise in enfolding-unfolding aesthetics. The Last Angel of History , a 1995 movie by John Akomfrah and Black Audio Film Collective and founding text of Afrofuturism, models manners of unfolding lost African-diasporic histories. There is a manner of unfolding...
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 01 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027164-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2716-4
.... With such nimble movement in mind, the introduction outlines how the book traces the arc of Van Der Zee's work chronologically to illuminate how the multifaceted uses and registers of photography reveal the quotidian as a central idiom of African diasporic photographic practice. nimble quotidian African...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373582-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7358-2
... of rural Africans in the Eastern Cape with early twentieth-century studio portraits of African Christians in South African urban centers. These images visualize a tense grammar of colonization and black self-fashioning, and the tense relations of photographic subjects to the ethnographic gazes engendered...
Series: Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 01 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059165-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5916-5
... In 1995 Richard Yarde (1939–2011) made a significant shift in the content of his large-scale watercolor drawings, which for the preceding three decades were reflections on the cultural and political history of the twentieth-century diasporic African experience. He had painted culturally resonant...
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... in Puerto Rico. It provides a theoretical overview of the concept of “diaspora.” Overall, the introduction presents the main argument of the book—that is, that reggaetón expresses new understandings of Puerto Rican identities that center blackness and African diasporic belonging, and, in the process...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 01 July 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059417-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5941-7
... This chapter introduces Penny Siopis’s films to the reader, situates her as a South African artist and filmmaker and thereafter places her work in relation to wider cinematic traditions of thought and practice, including the essay film genre, cinécriture, Third Cinema, and African diasporic...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 27 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024507-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2450-7
..., emerged from a transnational tradition of political activism among African church leaders in the early twentieth century, well before the global antiapartheid struggle. Raising methodological questions about diasporic histories, this book shows how historians' definition of an archive affects not only...
Published: 16 November 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002161-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0216-1
... Chapter 4 explores the interface of archive, affect, and the everyday in the aesthetic practices of queer diaspora. It examines in tandem a memoir by African American studies scholar Saidiya Hartman, the photography of Allan deSouza, a collaborative multimedia project by the artists Chitra...
Series: Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 01 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059165-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5916-5
... In their reparative performance art practices, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz and Sheldon Scott materialize and animate the diasporic consciousnesses that are foundational to the cultural texture of communities of color in the American South. Both emphasize embodied presence to honor the dignity...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... for a rewriting of twentieth-century modernism in light of the cross-cultural dialogues among African American and Black Atlantic artists and their European and American counterparts, which was a constant factor even if it went unseen until monocultural narratives were challenged in the 1980s. Following criticism...
Series: Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 01 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059165-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5916-5
... sculpture poetry race abstraction In 1995 Richard Yarde (1939–2011) made a significant shift in the content of his large-scale watercolor drawings, which for the preceding three decades were reflections on the cultural and political history of the twentieth-century diasporic African experience. He...
Series: Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 01 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059165-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5916-5
..., which has been seen in over a dozen different cities since it was conceived in 2008. Curated from the extensive holdings of contemporary art owned by the Rubell family, the show includes works by thirty-one African American artists, who explore contemporary social issues, modes of making, and personal...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... of such practitioners, as well as the modern African self-fashioning of their urban sitters, giving the portraits a degree of aesthetic autonomy that surpasses mere documentation and creates a striking alternative to the “othering” produced by colonial representation, the chapter also addresses the diasporic reception...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
...Islands of Resistance This chapter argues that a spatial paradigm shift that occurred in the 1940s, imagining a break with the long-accepted Mercator projection, had a significant bearing on the African American planetary imaginary. Mercator’s map rapidly lost its narrative power during World...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... This chapter considers work by artists who explore the nexus between urban popular photographic practices and visual constructions of prestige and personhood in the history of art. It analyzes Kehinde Wiley’s paintings and Black Light (2010) photographic series, which foreground issues of black...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... the ways the African diaspora, U.S. imperialism, and the exodus of Dominicans to the United States are interrelated in Díaz’s work through his wondrous use of language. Piri Thomas Drown , The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Afro-Latino African diaspora This chapter investigates...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... the state of lightedness. This chapter offers a history of this visual technology, focusing on Jack Sowah, the first videographer to introduce video light and screens into dance venues, and the photography-based, multimedia art of Ebony G. Patterson. The chapter makes the claim that video light has...