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TRAVEL & SEE: BLACK DIASPORA ART PRACTICES SINCE THE 1980S. Kobena Mercer. Duke University Press, Durham, 2016. 384 pp. with 111 ills. (85 col.). 23 x 18 cm. LC 2015-29323 ISBN 9780822360940 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 170248. Publisher's description: Over the years, Kobena Mercer has critically illuminated the visual innovations of African American and black British artists. In Travel & See he presents a diasporic model of criticism that gives close attention to aesthetic strategies while tracing the shifting political and cultural contexts in which black visual art circulates. In eighteen essays, which cover the period from 1992 to 2012 and discuss such leading artists as Isaac Julien, Renee Green, Kerry James Marshall, and Yinka Shonibare, Mercer provides nothing less than a counter-narrative of global contemporary art that reveals how the "dialogical principle" of cross-cultural interaction has not only transformed commonplace perceptions of blackness today but challenges us to rethink the entangled history of modernism as well.
Indexing: Western — Great Britain, United States — Post-1990 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory — African American Artists
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 170249
Paperbound $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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