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Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s Kobena Mercer

Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s

Kobena Mercer

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ISBN : 9780822360803
Hardcover
440 pages
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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 whileMoreOver 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, Renée 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.