Transforming the Crown is the catalog for a landmark exhibition organized by the Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute in New York City. The exhibition chronicles the aesthetic production of artists of African and Asian descent in the United Kingdom over the past three decades. Filled with illustrious reproductions of the art,Transforming the Crown documents the work of artists from various generations and cultural backgrounds who have transformed the art establishment in Britain. It boldly explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and transnationalism, as well as identity and diaspora politics. It also looks at the role of U.S. culture and its influence on contemporary British art.
The catalog includes color reproductions of many of the works in the exhibition, selected artists' biographical and bibliographical information, and essays by prominent scholars and cultural critics from both Britain and the United States. Contributors include: Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, Kobena Mercer, Gilane Tawadros, Okwui Enwezor, Eddie Chambers, Judith Wilson, Anne Walmsley and Deborah Willis.
|Publisher:||Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspo|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Catalogue and Exhibition Credits
President's Foreword by Marta Moreno Vega
Acknowledgments by Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd
Introduction by Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd
London Bridge: Late 20th Century British Art and the Routes of 'National Culture'
Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd
The Caribbean Artists Movement, 1966-1972: A Space and A Voice for Visual Practice
Bodies of Diaspora, Vessels of Desire: The Erotic and the Aesthetic
Running with the Hare and Hunting with the Hounds
Talking Back: Black Women's Visual Liberation Through Photography
Surfing the "Black" Diasporic Web: Postcolonial British Art and the Decolonization of U.S. Visual Culture
The Emergence of the Black British Artist
A Question of Place: Revisions, Reassessments, Diaspora
Exhibition Color Plates