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090 NX164.B55|bE84 2022.
100 1 Eshun, Ekow,|eauthor.
245 10 In the black fantastic /|cEkow Eshun.
264 1 Cambridge, MA :|bMIT Press,|c2022.
300 303 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm
500 Pubished on the occasion of the exhibition at the Hayward
Gallery, London, June 29 - September 18, 2022.
504 Includes bibliographical references, filmography,
discography and index.
505 0 Invocation : a summoning of spirits -- Extract A : old
slavery seen through modern eyes : Octavia E. Butler's
Kindred and Haile Gerima's Sankofa / Adriano Elia -- Black
feminist voodoo aesthetics, conjure feminism, and the arts
/ Kameelah L. Martin -- Migration : journeys across sea
and space -- Extract B : Afronauts : race in space / W.
Ian Bourland -- In populated air : flying Africans,
technology, and the future / Michelle D. Commander --
Liberation : dreams of freedom -- Extract C : Afrofutures
: Africa and the aesthetics of Black revolution / Tobias
520 In the Black Fantastic' assembles art and imagery from
across the African diaspora that embraces ideas of the
mythic and the speculative. It brings to life the forces
that shape Afrofuturism - the cultural movement that
conjures otherworldly visions out of the everyday of Black
experience - and beyond, looking at how speculative
fictions in Black art and culture are boldly reimagining
perspectives on race, gender, identity and the body in the
21st century. Standing apart from Western narratives of
progress and modernity - based as they are on the
historical subjugation of people of colour - the book
explores how Black artists are drawing inspiration from
African-originated myth, knowledge systems and spiritual
practices to confound the Western dichotomy between the
real and unreal, the natural and the supernatural. With
250 illustrations spanning the spheres of photography,
painting, sculpture, cinema, literature and architecture,
this book reaches across time, space and art form, drawing
together everything from works by leading visual artists
such as Kara Walker, Chris Ofili and Lina Iris Viktor to
groundbreaking films like Black Panther and Get Out and
the radical politics of pan-Africanism.
650 0 Arts, Black|y21st century|vExhibitions.
650 0 Black people in art|vExhibitions.
650 0 African American artists|y21st century|vExhibitions.
710 2 Hayward Gallery.
947 MARCIVE Processed 2022/11/04