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Author Kerman, Monique, author.

Title Contemporary British artists of African descent and the unburdening of a generation / Monique Kerman.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan imprint published by Springer Nature, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages) : color illustrations
Series Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Magdalene Odundo -- Veronica Ryan -- Mary Evans -- Maria Amidu -- Reckoning with Identity, Race, and Gender -- Achieving Parity.
Summary "This book explores the notable roles that contemporary British artists of African descent have played in the multicultural context of postwar Britain. In four key case studies-- Magdalene Odundo, Veronica Ryan, Mary Evans, and Maria Amidu--Monique Kerman charts their impact through analysis of works, activities, and exhibitions. The author elucidates each of the artists' creative response to their unique experience and examines how their work engages with issues of history, identity, diaspora, and the distillation of diverse cultural sources. The study also includes a comparative discussion of art broadly defined as "black British," in order to question assumptions concerning racial and ethnic identities that the artists often negotiate through their works--particularly the expectation or "burden" of representing minority or marginalized communities. Readers are thus challenged to unburden the artists herein and celebrate their work on its own terms."--Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Odundo, Magdalene -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ryan, Veronica, 1956- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Evans, Mary, 1963- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Amidu, Maria -- Criticism and interpretation.
Artists, Black -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Artists, Black -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century.
Art and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Art and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9783319651996 (electronic bk.)
3319651994 (electronic bk.)
9783319651989 (print)
3319651986 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-65199-6