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Author Bernier, Celeste-Marie, author.

Title Stick to the skin : African American and Black British art, 1965-2015 / Celeste-Marie Bernier.

Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.2396073 BERN    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 15-03-2019.
Physical description xx, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311) and index.
Contents Foreword / Lubaina Himid -- Preface: "We will be/who we want/where we want/with whom we want" -- Introduction: "Inside the invisible" : African American and Black British artists and art-making traditions -- "Do something with it" : the search for a new critical language in African American and Black British art -- "I'm always ready to die" : memorializing slavery and narrativizing freedom: Betye Saar, Lubaina Himid, Benny Andrews, Tam Joseph -- "Lifting, hanging, burning" : defiance, dissidence, and to destroy is to create: Noah Purifoy, Rasheed Araeen, Juginder Lamba, Melvin Edwards -- "Branded, raped, beaten" : acts and arts of bearing witness: Maud Sulter, Carrie Mae Weems, Marlene Smith -- "How to paint suffering" : anti-portraiture, anti-product, and anti-painting: Frank Bowling, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chris Ofili -- "Enter at your own risk" : artist-as-trickster-as-prophet-as-historian-as-witness-as-freedom-fighter-as-artist: Donald Rodney, Keith Piper, Thornton Dial, Kara Walker -- "Buried, hidden and disguised" : "storying" in a state of shock: Faith Ringgold, Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson -- "A freak in the blizzard of the white man's gaze" : black absent presences and present absences: Eddie Chambers, Ingrid Pollard, Gavin Jantjes, Joy Gregory -- An "indelible mark"? : autobiographies, archives, and amnesia: Sutapa Biswas, Chila Kumari Burman, Vanley Burke, Roshini Kempadoo -- "I was branded" : spectacularized histories, serial narratives, and illicit iconographies: Steve McQueen, Hew Locke, Godfried Donkor, Hank Willis Thomas -- "Power to the powerless" : tracing black lives in protest portraits, history paintings, and radical installations: Barbara Walker, Kimathi Donkor, Mary Evans, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye -- "Hurting to death" : struggle, survival, and storytelling in salvaged objects, paint, beads, and steel: Lonnie Holley, Bessie Harvey, Sokari Douglas Camp, Joyce J. Scott -- Conclusion: "Survivors of the diasporic journey" : past, present, and future artists and art-making traditions: Deborah Willis, Gurminder Sikand, Mona Hatoum, Zarina Bhimji, Yinka Shonibare, Hurvin Anderson, Thomas J. Price, Larry Achiampong, Nicola Frimpong.
Summary "The first comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements, Stick to the Skin traces the lives and works of over fifty twentieth- and twenty-first-century painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media assemblage, installation, video, and performance artists. Working in the US and UK over a fifty-year period from 1965 through 2015, African diasporic artists cut to the heart of hidden histories, untold narratives, and missing memories to tell stories that 'stick to the skin' and arrive at a new 'Black lexicon of liberation'"--Provided by publisher.
Subject African American artists -- 20th century.
African American artists -- 21st century.
Artists, Black -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Artists, Black -- Great Britain -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780520286535 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
0520286537 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)