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A black gaze : artists changing how we see

Author: Tina Campt
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking, radical new study of the transformative cultural, aesthetic, & political shifts initiated by black contemporary artists inc. Arthur Jafa, Deanna Lawson, Dawoud Bey, etc. who are dismantling the white gaze and demanding that we see-and see blackness in particular-anew"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campt, Tina, 1964-
Black gaze.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2021]
(OCoLC)1255632973
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Campt
ISBN: 9780262045872 0262045877
OCLC Number: 1195818424
Description: 219 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Prelude to a Black gaze --
The intimacy of strangers --
Black (Counter)Gravity --
The Visual Frequency of Black Life --
The Slow Lives of Still-Moving-Images --
Sounding A Black Feminist Chorus --
Adjacency and the Poethics of Care --
The Haptic Frequencies of Radical Black Joy.
Other Titles: Artists changing how we see
Responsibility: Tina M. Campt.

Abstract:

"A groundbreaking, radical new study of the transformative cultural, aesthetic, & political shifts initiated by black contemporary artists inc. Arthur Jafa, Deanna Lawson, Dawoud Bey, etc. who are dismantling the white gaze and demanding that we see-and see blackness in particular-anew"--

"In A Black Gaze, Tina Campt examines Black contemporary artists who are shifting the very nature of our interactions with the visual through their creation and curation of a distinctively Black gaze. Their work--from Deana Lawson's disarmingly intimate portraits to Arthur Jafa's videos of the everyday beauty and grit of the Black experience, from Kahlil Joseph's films and Dawoud Bey's photographs to the embodied and multimedia artistic practice of Okwui Okpokwasili, Simone Leigh, and Luke Willis Thompson--requires viewers to do more than simply look; it solicits visceral responses to the visualization of Black precarity. Campt shows that this new way of seeing shifts viewers from the passive optics of looking at to the active struggle of looking with, through, and alongside the suffering--and joy--of Black life in the present. The artists whose work Campt explores challenge the fundamental disparity that defines the dominant viewing practice: the notion that Blackness is the elsewhere (or nowhere) of whiteness. These artists create images that flow, that resuscitate and revalue the historical and contemporary archive of Black life in radical ways. Writing with rigor and passion, Campt describes the creativity, ingenuity, cunning, and courage that is the modus operandi of a Black gaze."

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