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Title Afro modern : journeys through the Black Atlantic / edited by Tanya Barson & Peter Gorschlüter ; with contributions by Petrine Archer .. [and others]..

Publication Info. Liverpool [England] : Tate Liverpool ; London : In association with Tate Publishing ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Harry N. Abrams, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  709.0396 AF    Check Shelf
Description 223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Tate Liverpool, 29 January until 25 April 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-210).
Summary 'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic' explores the impact of different black cultures from around the Atlantic on art from the early twentieth-century to today. The exhibition takes its inspiration from Paul Gilroy's influential book 'The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness' 1993. It features over 140 works by more than 60 artists. Gilroy used the term 'The Black Atlantic' to describe the transmission of black cultures around the Atlantic, and the instances of cultural hybridity, that occurred as a result of transatlantic slavery and its legacy. 'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic' reflects Gilroy's idea of the Atlantic Ocean as a 'continent in negative', offering a network connecting Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. It traces both real and imagined routes taken across the Atlantic, and highlights artistic links and dialogues from the early twentieth-century to today. The exhibition is divided into seven chronological sections. Charting new forms of art arising from black culture and the work of black artists and intellectuals, it opens up an alternative, transatlantic reading of modernism and contemporary culture.
Contents Introduction: modernism and the Black Atlantic / Tanya Barson -- Negrophilia, diaspora, and moments of crisis / Petrine Archer -- Cosmopolitan contact zones / Kobena Mercer -- They've all got painting : Frank Bowling's modernity and the post-1960 Atlantic / Courtney J. Martin -- A conversation with Édouard Glissant aboard the Queen Mary II / Manthia Diawara -- Bridging the Atlantic and other gaps : artistic Connecticut between Brazil and Africa--and beyond / Roberto Conduru -- Post/Black/Atlantic : a conversation with Thelma Golden and Glenn Ligon / Huey Copeland.
Subject Art, Black -- Exhibitions.
African American art -- Exhibitions.
Race in art -- Exhibitions.
Ethnicity in art -- Exhibitions.
Modernism (Art) -- Exhibitions.
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988.
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957.
Colin, Paul, 1892-1985.
Cox, Renée, 1960-
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975.
Ligon, Glenn, 1960-
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985.
Moore, Peter, 1932-1993.
Ofili, Chris, 1968-
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006.
Pérez Bravo, Marta María, 1959-
Rosário, Arthur Bispo do, 1909-1989.
Simpson, Lorna, 1960-
Added Author Barson, Tanya.
Gorschlüter, Peter.
Archer Straw, Petrine.
Tate Gallery Liverpool.
ISBN 9781854379238 hardback
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