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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the exhibit at the Tate features the word pop as a verb, not just an adjective, to emphasize the action that the word performs; pop art “pops” that which went before it—stylistically, abstraction and expressionism; and culturally, the notion that art could not be inspired by graphics associated with mass...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... culture. Her image has been refigured by several generations of Chicana feminist artists, including Alma López. Chicana feminist reclaiming of the Virgin, however, has been fraught with controversy. Chicana feminist cultural work—such as the art of Alma López, performances by Selena Quintanilla...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Bonnie Claudia Harrison Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 ESSAY Diasporadas Black Women and the Fine Art of Activism BONNIE CLAUDIA HARRISON WhyareAfrican-Americawnomen and ourideasnotknownand not believeidn? -Patricia HillCollins1991 z 0 Diasporadas A Diasporadais a woman...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
... controversial. Her 1999 digital collage OurLady(fig. 1) incited demonstrations, community meetings, and letters to the editor when it was displayed at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.3 Angered by Lopez's image, a vocal group of Chicano and Catholic activists called for its removal...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 168–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
... are distilled in the following excerpts. Born in Aligarh, India, in 1937, Zarina was educated at the University of Aligarh, where her father was a historian of medieval India. Although she had been exposed to the history of European art and to the great Moghul monuments of northern India, she traces her passion...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
... and creativity, the universality of creativity does not seem to be in dispute. Rather, questions have been raised about genius, the creative process, stature and merit of artistic productions, the social and cultural realities of the producers of art, and the material conditions under which art is produced...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 220–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in 1941,Al-Radi, the daughter of a former Iraqi ambassador to India and Iran, belonged to a prominent land-owning aristocratic family that lived in Suleikh, one of the more fashionable areas ofBaghdad. She spent much of her life abroad and received her training at the Byamshaw School of Art and Chelsea...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 63–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Rickie Solinger Copyright © 2007 by Smith College 2007 RICKIE SOLINGER WAKEUP/ARTS InterruptedLife:Incarcerated Mothersin the United States A TravelingPublicArtExhibition The anti-prison movement in the United States is a growing activist front, partly because the numbers are so shocking...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... feminisms? Drawing from Native women artists’ narratives, transnational feminist scholarship, and ethnographic and historical texts, the author demonstrates how indigenous communities become gendered communities as a result of colonialism. Copyright © 2009 Smith College 2009 indigenous art...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., but in that story, she has her Vodou rituals, and then there’s the silence about it. And I think that silence exists in a lot of Haitian families, including dyaspora families. The dilemma of writing about Vodou in literature, like presenting it in art, is not sensationalizing it, exotifying it, or portraying...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 413–435.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Kelli Moore Abstract This review essay discusses recent exhibitions and accompanying art books published at the threshold of Black philosophy and aesthetics in relation to feminist mourning practices: Nicole Fleetwood’s book and exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that resist standard binaries in arts practice (artistic freedom vs. commercial success) and feminist dialogues (male control, female subordination). How do the variables of gender and culture inform indigenous identity in the arts? Referencing Naranjo's passage, can gender even be said to exist outside...
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 2. Fortuna was awarded a Medal of Excellence in the Arts from the President of the Dominican Republic and the Ministerio de la Mujer . More
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... an international reputation as an essential voice within the Black Arts Movement. She was an early theorist of Black Vernacular English and later extended her work with multimedia by performing with musical accompaniment. In the 1970s she recorded four albums of poetry and music for Folkways Records and published...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson Abstract This essay explores representations of Harriet Tubman in African American art and contemporary popular culture. From art to children's literature to Hollywood films to public memorials, these works flatten the historical while hyperbolizing the fantastical elements of Tubman...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 186–203.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as Villa Ki-Yi, a haven for both well-established and budding artists in need of a place to refine their art within a supportive community. Over the years, goals for the center evolved as Liking sought to fight social injustice through combining activism and the arts. The Village Ki-yi, as it is known...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 146–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... The article reviews the context of the image and the art reception history that resisted naming it an image of rape. The author juxtaposes the painting with a Marian statue hidden and thus saved from the Dutch iconoclasm—now one of the most famous Black Madonnas in Europe—to locate theologically the process...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 115–145.
Published: 01 April 2023
...-diasporic artists in Berlin who build on the Black feminist poetics explored in Part I. The first, Wayward Dust by Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju, was an invited performance at the Deutsches Technikmuseum in August 2020. The second, untitled performance, by the group Black Art Action Berlin (BAAB), was uninvited...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 169–179.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of women in the Global South who have been denied a position in the art field. Of these, Latin America accounts for 12.07 percent of the peripheral artists and 0.24 percent of the total number of participations: three are from Brazil, two from Argentina, and two from Mexico. Before the global...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... arts. The author describes radical interdisciplinarity as building on the hybrid methodologies of women of color authors such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Michelle Cliff, who often combined memoir with fiction or poetry. The essay itself includes examples of radical...