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By Rafael Campo
Published: 02 October 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377139-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7713-9
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By Kobena Mercer
Published: 29 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... appropriation black male body fetishism homoeroticism nude ...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... This monographic study examines the oeuvre of Nigerian-British photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1956–89) in light of his posthumous Communion series. Where the artist’s choice of the black male nude as his primary subject was narrowly interpreted in terms of identity, close reading of Fani...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... of the black male nude as his primary subject was narrowly interpreted in terms of identity, close reading of Fani-Kayode’s self-description as black gay artist reworking tropes from modernist primitivism and “ancestralism” in black diaspora art reveals that his primary concern lay instead with the self...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373728-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7372-8
... Chapter 7 analyzes the nude blogging and street protest of the Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy. It argues that this activism may be read as a performance of rage against the status quo. Elmahdy brought sex to Tahrir Square on her own terms, injecting herself onto the geopolitical scene as a gendered...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... This essay interrogates the role of beauty in the visual field. Solomon-Godeau begins with a consideration of beauty as employed in art criticism, psychoanalysis, and photography. Using nineteenth-century nude photographs made by the Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden and his cousin Wilhelm Pluschow...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... In this essay, Solomon-Godeau examines two exhibitions of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work staged in Paris in 2014. Reflecting on the French press’s critical reception of the exhibitions, she draws attention to the lack of any commentary about race, which is conspicuous, as Mapplethorpe’s nudes...