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Adrian Piper : race, gender, and embodiment

Author: John Parish Bowles
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1972 the artist Adrian Piper began periodically dressing as a persona called the Mythic Being, striding the streets of New York in a mustache, Afro wig, and mirrored sunglasses with a cigar in the corner of her mouth. Her Mythic Being performances critically engaged with popular representations of race, gender, sexuality, and class; they challenged viewers to accept personal responsibility for xenophobia and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Adrian Piper; Adrian Piper
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Parish Bowles
ISBN: 9780822348962 0822348969 9780822349204 0822349205
OCLC Number: 659306072
Description: xiv, 335 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Adrian Piper's performance of race and the moral question of racism --
Contingent and universal : Adrian Piper and the minimalist ideal --
Hypothesis : modernism and the woman artist's studio --
May 1970 : art and activism --
Catalysis : feminist art and experience --
Food for the spirit : transcendence and desire --
"Acting like a man" : the mythic being and black feminism --
Conclusion: the mythic being and the aesthetics of direct address.
Responsibility: John P. Bowles.
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This in-depth analysis of Adrian Pipers art locates her groundbreaking work at the nexus of Conceptual and feminist art of the late 1960s and 1970s.  Read more...

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