Guerrilla Memorialistation in the Wake of Slavery’s Legacy: African Atlantic Art in the 1990s

Rice, Alan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-2215-4727 (2016) Guerrilla Memorialistation in the Wake of Slavery’s Legacy: African Atlantic Art in the 1990s. In: Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, 'Race' 3; African Americans and Black Diaspora. PoCoPages Collection, 3 . Presses Universitaires de la Mediterranee, Montpellier, pp. 231-255. ISBN 978-2-36781-220-5

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Abstract

This book chapter analyses the work of four African Diaspora artists, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Lubaina Himid. It outlines the way that their radical artistic praxis is a form of guerrilla memorialisation in the context of Anglo-American gallery spaces. It describes how their work reacts to the slave past and its consequences in different ways ranging from the gallery curatorship of Wilson through Walker's use of silhouettes to Campos-Pons installations and Himid's canvases from the exhibition Revenge (1992).


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