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Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394679-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9467-9
...Bonampak Mural Unknown artists Dating to ad 750, Bonampak was a Maya site located in the Lacandon jungle in the present-­day Mexican state of Chiapas, close to the Guatemalan border. Unknown to academic scholars until Lacandon Maya guides took two us backpackers there in 1946, the...
Published: 03 March 2014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7710-8
... THREE  John Cage, Recording Artist I’ve all along spoken against records at the same time that I’ve permitted their being made and have even encouraged it; but I’ve always said that a record is not faithful to the nature of music. —John Cage Certain details may...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373681-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7368-1
.... CONCLUSION “READY-MADE ARTIST AND HUMAN STRIKE,” OR FROM AUTONOMY TO STRIKE It is time to make known that these days the force of gravity oppresses only fools, fat people, and abstract painters, or...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390473-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9047-3
...Chapter 2 The Jew as Anti-Artist Georges Sorel and the Aesthetics of the Anti-Enlightenment n the history of France, political theorist Georges Sorel ​I(1847–1922) is best remembered for his controversial role in facilitating an alliance between the...
Published: 17 September 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390374-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9037-4
... 11 Making Art in the Age of Art History, or How to Become a Canonical Artist Anna Brzyski hat does it take for an artist to enter the canon? How precisely is the consensus formed as to who the great artists...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... had encountered in discussions with his Indonesian hosts. 10 Richard Wright’s “The Artist and His Problems” (1955) On the eve­ning of the day following his mountainside lecture for the Konfron- tasi Study Club, Wright was back in Jakarta, at the Balai Budaja, or Cultural Affairs Center...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... In a 1956 review of Wright’s novel The Outsider , Asrul Sani recalls his personal encounters with Wright one year earlier and restates his admiration for him as a true artist. However, his review is critical of Wright’s 1953 novel, because in Asrul’s judgment Wright is so fixated on advancing...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380498-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8049-8
... II High Blood Pleasure 1·Birth of an Artist Thomas Lucchesi at sixteen: at table on Easter, his full-bodied relatives filling the tiny dining room, they’re sucking up all the oxygen, when he feels it for the first time: the sensation of fly- ing backwards. His eyes...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387558-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8755-8
...2. THE ESCAPE ARTIST Henry Box Brown, Black Abolitionist Performance, and Moving Panoramas of Slavery early as unimaginable as the thought of the bondsman Henry Brown crouching in a crate and mailing himself to freedom is the idea of a Nfugitive Brown rehearsing this act in...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391418-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9141-8
...Email to a Young Woman Artist There is nothing like being the right age at the right time. I still think that to have been thirteen when the Beatles came to New York and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show was the only age to have been. Eight or seventeen wouldn’t have been as perfectly...
Published: 21 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395553-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9555-3
... Thirteen Fiamma Montezemolo Bioethnography of an Artist Ingrid Hernández his chapter presents a conversation between tijuanense visual artist TIngrid Hernández and anthropologist and artist Fiamma Mon- tezemolo. Hernández has...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397922-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9792-2
... Artist of the Year The Rolling Stones A s they relax backstage at the Pontiac Silverdome, outside Detroit, 1-\ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards burst into giddy laughter at the very idea that the North...
Published: 22 December 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374756-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7475-6
...THE DISPLACED ARTIST SEES THINGS FOR US: ZHANG HONGTU AND THE ART OF CONVERGENCE Jerome Silbergeld The back of the Peng-bird measures I don’t know how many thou- sand li across, and when he rises up and fies off, his wings are like clouds all over the sky. When the Peng rises ninety...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... where the explicit celebration of such imbricated identities—especially in Cuba and Brazil—is not the norm. Ultimately, Saunders believes that these women’s artistic and activist employment of hip hop offers a different understanding of subject formation in the African Diaspora...
Published: 09 November 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002079-085
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0207-9
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter addresses the identity of the mysterious narrator of Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It traces Yunior de las Casas’s artistic coming of age, his Künstlerroman, arguing that what emerges in his narrative is an aesthetics of artistic consumption, which reflects Díaz’s...
Published: 16 August 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380030-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8003-0
... militancy in the arts; Marsalis and Garrett are major figures in a new generation of African American jazz artists with a somewhat politicized view of jazz, its history, and its future. It is unfair to portray the predominantly black ‘‘Young Lion’’ movement (of which the Marsalis brothers and Garrett are...
Published: 10 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372455-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7245-5
...IV 6 I Was Cannibalized by an Artist Adriana Varejão, or Art as Flux lilia m. schwarcz introduction, or a string of false coincidences I met Adriana by chance. Some years ago, I was on my way to Rio de Janeiro, and as I boarded the plane, I noticed a...
Published: 01 April 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9373-3
... Section 1 T eradox h Pa of the Black 1965 –1970 Woman Conceptual Artist ​1 ​Contingent and Universal A rianperd and P thei Minimalist Ideal In the late 1960s, Adrian Piper began an investigation of the politics of representation that...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391999-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9199-9
... fictional transparency that can be laid over a life, the writing of the career adheres to different rules. The career stands as the medium between the artist as individual and the artist as a product of culture. To study the career is to study the effects of culture and institutions on the artist...