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Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059196-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5919-6
... Adducing black feminism’s theories of the flesh and Mikhail Bakhtin’s conception of the grotesque, this chapter reads together Kenyan American visual artist Wangechi Mutu and African American genderqueer author Marci Blackman to make the case for Black grotesquerie as an expressive mode...
Published: 05 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5919-6
... grotesquerie Wangechi Mutu Mikhail Bakhtin Black feminism ...
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059196-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5919-6
..., abstractionist aesthetic strategies in post—civil rights black expressive culture—grotesquerie, hollowness, cacophony, ecstasy—that relate and respond to new (updated and abstracted) regimes of globalized racial terror. These four aesthetic strategies, or expressive modes, offer a glimpse into the tactics...