Diaspora And Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136218815
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This is the first book to examine the connections between diaspora - the movement, whether forced or voluntary, of a nation or group of people from one homeland to another - and its representations in visual culture. Two foundational articles by Stuart Hall and the painter R.B. Kitaj provide points of departure for an exploration of the meanings of diaspora for cultural identity and artistic practice. A distinguished group of contributors, who include Alan Sinfield, Irit Rogoff, and Eunice Lipton, address the rich complexity of diasporic cultures and art, but with a focus on the visual culture of the Jewish and African diasporas. Individual articles address the Jewish diaspora and visual culture from the 19th century to the present, and work by African American and Afro-Brazilian artists.

The Visual Culture Reader

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415252225
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The diverse essays collected here constitute an exploration of the emerging interdisciplinary field of visual culture, and examine why modern and postmodern culture place such a premium on rendering experience in visual form.

The Right To Look

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822349183
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Develops a comparative de-colonial framework for visual culture studies.

The Human Figure And Jewish Culture

Author: Eliane Strosberg
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In the twentieth century, the avant-garde movements promoted abstraction and formal experimentation in the visual arts, often dispensing with the human form altogether. Yet many artists of Jewish descent resisted this trend and continued to depict the human figure with sympathy and understanding. Few of them portrayed overtly Jewish themes, but—as Eliane Strosberg argues in this thought-provoking volume—their persistent devotion to the human figure was itself a reflection of their Jewishness. Though their individual styles were diverse, they all used the human figure as a means of communicating, in secular terms, aspects of their Jewish intellectual heritage, such as their humanistic values, passion for social justice, and opposition to the nihilism that underlay so much of modern culture. For this reason, their work may be said to constitute an ethical, if not an aesthetic, art movement, which Strosberg aptly dubs “Human Expressionism.” Strosberg begins her highly readable text with an overview of Jewish tradition that illuminates the mindset of many Jewish artists. She also provides a concise history of Jewish art from Genesis to the Enlightenment, in which she demonstrates that figurative art has actually had a place in Judaism for thousands of years, despite the Second Commandment’s prohibition of graven images. However, Strosberg devotes the greater part of her study to a comparative analysis of those artists who fall under the rubric of Human Expressionism. Though her scope is impressively broad, ranging from Camille Pissarro to George Segal, she pays particular attention to the immigrant painters of the École de Paris, like Soutine and Modigliani; the American social realists, like Ben Shahn and Raphael Soyer; and the masters of the postwar School of London, like Lucian Freud and R. B. Kitaj. Abundantly illustrated with well-chosen works by the artists under discussion, The Human Figure and Jewish Culture is an essential addition to any library of art history or Judaica.

Information Sources In Art Art History And Design

Author: Simon Ford
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783598244384
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This title is a guide for all those interested in art. Here one can find details of sources on art, art history and design. In addition university libraries, museums and galleries are listed, along with useful addresses of national and international associations, organisations, institutions and much more.

Visual Culture Studies

Author: Marquard Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Displacement Difference

Author: Fran Lloyd
Publisher: Eastern Art Publishing
ISBN:
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The book offers the first survey of its kind of the work of women artists of Arab descent based in the Middle East, Europe and North America. This ground-breaking volume in Saffron Asian Art and Society series brings together artists, curators, critics and scholars from a range of geographies who engage with the multiplicity and diversity of Arab identities imaged by contemporary Arab artists in the diaspora. Centring on images produced by artists working in the diasporas of Britain, the Arab world and the United States, the authors rethink the processes which constitute 'belonging' (and therefore 'unbelonging') through gender, geographies, race, ethnicity, religion and sexuality, the specificities of different diasporic spaces, and the multiple ways in which shifting and intersecting points of identification are negotiated and re-presented in contemporary visual art practices. Moving beyond issues of the gaze and the 'other' this volume offers new ways of considering the complex interplay between the cultural politics of location, memory, and embodiment through an investigation of the specificities of difference and displacement in the long neglected area of contemporary Arab visual culture in the diaspora.