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1971 : a Year in the Life of Color.

Author: Darby English
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, art historian Darby English explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: 'Contemporary Black Artists in America', at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and 'The DeLuxe Show', a racially integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in a Houston ghetto. This title  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
English, Darby.
1971 : A Year in the Life of Color.
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darby English
ISBN: 9780226274737 022627473X
OCLC Number: 979106528
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: Introduction. Social Experiments with Modernism; Chapter 1. How It Looks to Be a Problem; Chapter 2. Making a Show of Discomposure: Contemporary Black Artists in America; Chapter 3. Local Color and Its Discontents: The DeLuxe Show; Appendix: Raymond Saunders, Black Is a Color (1967); Acknowledgments; Index.

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In this book, art historian Darby English explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: 'Contemporary Black Artists in America', at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and 'The DeLuxe Show', a racially integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in a Houston ghetto. This title looks at many black artists' desire to gain freedom from overt racial representation, as well as their efforts - and those of their advocates - to further that aim through public exhibition. Amid calls to define a 'black aesthetic, ' these experiments with modernist art prioritized cultural interaction and instability.

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