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Persevere and resist the strong black women of Elizabeth Catlett

Author: Elizabeth Catlett; Heather Nickels; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Publisher: London Paul Holberton Publishing [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This welcome catalogue presents exciting new scholarship on the work of Mexican and American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012). Accompanying an exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Persevere and Resist: The Strong Black Women of Elizabeth Catlett reconsiders her works through the lens of contemporary psychology and sociology.0Catlett was one of the most important visual chroniclers of the African  Read more...
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Named Person: Elizabeth Catlett; Elizabeth Catlett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Catlett; Heather Nickels; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
ISBN: 191364510X 9781913645106
OCLC Number: 1260437795
Accession No: (DE-627)1763144208 (DE-599)KXP1763144208 (OCoLC)1260437795
Notes: Impressum: First published to accompany the exhibition "Perserve and Resist: The Strong Black Women of Elizabeth Catlett", Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee, June 5-August 29, 2021.
Description: 88 Seiten 25 cm
Responsibility: Heather Nickels.

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This welcome catalogue presents exciting new scholarship on the work of Mexican and American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012). Accompanying an exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Persevere and Resist: The Strong Black Women of Elizabeth Catlett reconsiders her works through the lens of contemporary psychology and sociology.0Catlett was one of the most important visual chroniclers of the African American experience in the 20th century. In 1946, she was awarded the prestigious Rosenwald Fund Fellowship to travel to Mexico. Her early experiments with printmaking with the Taller de Grafica Popular resulted in a series of 15 prints titled, The Black Woman(1946-1947) of which the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is one of only three known American arts institutions to own a full series. In addition to her print and drawing practice, Catlett was also an accomplished sculptor working in stone, wood, and clay in her lengthy career, which spanned over six decades.0Taking The Black Woman series as a point of departure, Heather Nickels will explore Catlett's oeuvre as illustrative of such contemporary phenomena as the "StrongBlackWoman" (SBW) trope, Afrofemcentrism, and misogynoir. Nickels will off er an alternative reading of the stances, postures, and expressions of Catlett's women, considering the impact of intergenerational trauma, with its roots in chattel slavery, on0African Americans. After examining the SBW trope and its paradoxes, she poses the question "What now?" and considers possible remedies through an examination of the ways in which Black artists have mined pain and sorrow to inform and inspire literary, performing and visual production, creating Black joy in spaces made by and for Black women.00Exhibition: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA (05.06.? 29.08.2021).

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