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Theory and Criticism
Queering Post-Black Art: Artists Transforming African-American Identity After Civil Rights by Murray argues that the rise of female, gay and lesbian artists as legitimate African-American creative voices is essential to the development of black art. He considers iconic works by artists including Glenn Ligon, Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas and Kalup Linzy, which question whether it is possible for blackness to evade its ideologically over-determined cultural legibility.
Call Number: N6538.N5 M87 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-18
Blacktino Queer Performance by Staging an important new conversation between performers and critics, Blacktino Queer Performance approaches the interrelations of blackness and Latinidad through a stimulating mix of theory and art.
Call Number: PN1590.G39 B533 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-10
A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire by In A Taste for Brown Bodies, Hiram Pérez traces the development of gay modernity and its continued romanticization of the brown body. Focusing in particular on three figures with elusive queer histories—the sailor, the soldier, and the cowboy— Pérez unpacks how each has been memorialized and desired for their heroic masculinity while at the same time functioning as agents for the expansion of the US borders and neocolonial zones of influence.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-10-30
Kehinde Wiley, 1977-
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic by The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist's prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures.
Call Number: ND1329.W545 A4 2015
Publication Date: 2015-02-20
Zanele Muholi, 1972-
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama = Hail the Dark Lioness by The book features over ninety of Muholi’s evocative self-portraits, each image drafted from material props in Muholi’s immediate environment. These portraits reflect the journey, self-image, and possibilities of a black woman in today’s global society. A powerfully arresting collection of work, Muholi’s radical statements of identity, race, and resistance are a direct response to contemporary and historical racisms.
Call Number: TR680 .M84 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
Mark Bradford, 1961-
Mark Bradford by Publication accompanies the exhibition, Mark Bradford, at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, May 8-August 15, 2010, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, November 19, 2010-March 13, 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Summer 2011, Dallas Museum of Art, October 16, 2011-January 15, 2012, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, February 18, 2012-May 20, 2012.
Call Number: N6537.B6813 A4 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-22
Isaac Julien, 1960-
Isaac Julien: Riot by Riot is an intellectual biography of artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien (born 1960), looking at key moments in his career and discussing the influences that shaped them. Julien’s trail-blazing career has moved across film and art, documentary, biography, narrative film and multi-screen installation, and has drawn on influences as disparate as silent cinema, cultural studies, Chinese myth and pirate radio culture.
Call Number: N6797.J95 A4 2013
Publication Date: 2014-02-28
Fred Wilson, 1954-
Fred Wilson by
Call Number: N6537.W54 A4 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-15
Nina Chanel Abney, 1982-
Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush by Nina Chanel Abney's portrait of a society in the media age / Marshall N. Price -- Saying so / Nina Chanel Abney and Jamillah James -- Social insurrection and racial justice in the twilight of the Obama era / Natalie Y. Moore.
Call Number: N6490 .P75 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-26
Deana Lawson 1979-
Deana Lawson: an Aperture Monograph by Deana Lawson is one of the most compelling photographers of her generation. Over the last ten years, she has created a visionary language to describe identities through intimate portraiture and striking accounts of ceremonies and rituals.
Call Number: TR681.B52 L39 2017
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
Mickalene Thomas 1971-
Muse: Mickalene Thomas - Photographs by Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multitextured and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, identifies the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale, studying under David Hilliard—a pivotal experience for her as an artist. This volume is the first to gather together her various approaches to photography, including portraits, collages, Polaroids and other processes. The work is a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation.
Call Number: TR681.W6 T488 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
Glenn Ligon, 1960-
Glenn Ligon by
Call Number: N6537.L535 A4 2005
Publication Date: 2009-07-31
Whitfield Lovell, 1959-
Whitfield Lovell: All Things in All Time by One of the contemporary art world's finest interpreters of lost or contested history, Lovell, born in the Bronx in 1959, is internationally recognized for large-scale tableaux and wall-size installations. Combining evocative found historical objects with exquisitely rendered life-sized charcoal portraits frequently based on historic photographs, Lovell creates a dramatic situation or scene.
Call Number: N6537.L678 A4 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Dawoud Bey 1953-
Dawoud Bey: The Chicago Project by Accompanies the exhibition, "Dawoud Bey": The Chicago Project, in collaboration with Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister, "presented at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Apr.24- Jun.22, 2003. It is the project of Bey's residency program at the museum. For each of 12 teenage participants, it contains Bey's portrait, each student's self-chosen photograph and written text, as well as transcripts of their audio portraits.
Call Number: TR681.T44 D39 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
LaToya Ruby Frazier 1982-
The Notion of Family by The Notion of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America's small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political-- an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region.
Call Number: TR681.F28 F73 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-15
Wangechi Mutu, 1972-
Wangechi Mutu: a Fantastic Journey by This full-color catalog accompanies the first major solo museum exhibition and most comprehensive survey of the artist Wangechi Mutu's work, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from March 21, 2013, through July 21, 2013, before traveling to the Brooklyn Museum. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1972, and now based in Brooklyn, Mutu renders the complex global sensibility of the early twenty-first century through a distinctly hybrid aesthetic.
Call Number: N7397.6.K43 W365 2013
Publication Date: 2013-06-18
Julie Mehretu, 1970-
Julie Mehretu: Black City = Ciudad Negra by Julie Mehretu / Lawrence Chua -- Mehretu's explorations of the Arcadian enigma / Cay Sophie Rabinowitz -- Tracing the universe of Julie Mehretu : a choral text / Agustín Pérez Rubio -- Art as an assertion of form / Marcus Steinweg -- Plates.
Call Number: ND237.M4165 A4 2006
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Lyle Ashton Harris, 1965-
20 x 24: Recent Portraits by Exhibition catalog from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Conn.)
Call Number: TR680 .H37 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988
Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1960-1988: the Explosive Force of the Streets by Presents the life and career of the artist, including his childhood in Brooklyn, years as a graffiti artist, rise to stardom as a painter, collaborations with Andy Warhol, and death from a drug overdose at twenty-seven.
Call Number: N6537.B233 E46 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Nick Cave, 1959-
Nick Cave: Until by Cave takes us inside the belly of one of his iconic sculptures with an immersive environment populated by a dazzling array of found objects, echoing some of Cave's and America's most confounding dilemmas: gun violence, racial inequality, injustice within our cities' police departments, and death. An installation diary and numerous images reveal how an idea becomes reality. Until also incorporates special appearances by dancers, singer/ songwriters, and poets, as well as community forums, and opportunities for public debate and engagement.
Call Number: N6537.C39 A77 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-25