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Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment / Edition 1
     

Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment / Edition 1

by James Christen Steward, Kellie Jones, Deborah Willis
 

ISBN-10: 0520246624

ISBN-13: 9780520246621

Pub. Date: 11/21/2005

Publisher: University of California Press

Betye Saar, born in Los Angeles in 1926, emerged in the 1960s as a powerful figure in the redefinition of African American art. Over the past forty years, she has injected African American visual histories into mainstream visual culture by blending spiritual, political, and cultural iconography to create complex works with universal impact. This beautifully

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Betye Saar, born in Los Angeles in 1926, emerged in the 1960s as a powerful figure in the redefinition of African American art. Over the past forty years, she has injected African American visual histories into mainstream visual culture by blending spiritual, political, and cultural iconography to create complex works with universal impact. This beautifully illustrated book accompanies an exhibition of Saar's work, showcasing the extraordinary depth and breadth of her achievement. It provides multiple vantage points from which to gain a richer understanding of Saar's career, American art of the 1960s, feminism, contemporary art, and California culture and politics.

Copub: University of Michigan Museum of Art

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520246621
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/21/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

“LEST WE FORGET”: THE LIBERATING ART OF BETYE SAAR
James Christen Steward, Director, University of Michigan Museum of Art

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
Betye Saar

LOOKS AND GAZES: PHOTOGRAPHIC FRAGMENTATION AND THE FOUND OBJECT
Deborah Willis, Curator of Photography, The Smithsonian
Institution

TO/FROM LOS ANGELES WITH BETYE SAAR
Kellie Jones, Assistant Professor of the History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University

REVERENCING THE MORTAL: ASSEMBLAGE ART AS PROPHETIC PROTEST
IN POST-WORLD WAR II CALIFORNIA
Richard Cándida Smith, Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley

FROM FROZEN MOMENT TO SPECTATOR PARTICIPATION: ASSEMBLAGE AND INSTALLATION IN THE OEUVRE OF BETYE SAAR
Lowery Stokes Sims, The Studio Museum in Harlem

CATALOGUE ENTRIES AND PLATES (GROUPED THEMATICALLY)
—MYSTICISM
—ANCESTRY AND RITUAL
—RACIAL IMAGERY AND STEREOTYPES
—NOSTALGIA AND MEMORY
—AUNT HATTIE
—COLORED
Sean M. Ulmer, University Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Katharine Derosier Weiss, Exhibitions Assistant, University of Michigan Museum of Art

NOTES TO THE CATALOGUE ENTRIES
ARTIST’S CHRONOLOGY
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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