The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past

The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past

By: Lisa Gail Collins (author)Hardback

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Lisa Gail Collins examines the work of contemporary African-American women artists at a time when an unprecendented number - photographers, filmmakers, painters, installation and mixed-media artists - have garnered the attention and imagination of the art-viewing public. To better understand the significance of this particular historical moment in American visual arts, Collins focuses on four ""problems"" that recur when these artists confront their histories: the documentation of truth; the status of the black female body; the relationship between art and cultural contact and change; and the relationship between art and black girlhood. By examining the social and cultural histories which African-American women artists engage, Collins hopes to illuminate a dialogue between past and present image-makers.

About Author

Lisa Gail Collins teaches in the art history department and the Africana studies program at Vassar College.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813530215
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780813530215
  • ISBN10: 0813530210

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