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    DescriptionMigration, whether freely chosen or forcibly imposed, has been a defining feature of twentieth-century modernity--and much of twentieth-century art. Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers examines life-changing journeys that transplanted artists and intellectuals from one cultural context to another, making clear the critical and creative role that migration, exile, and displacement have played in shaping the story of modern art. Whether manifested in the striking architectural innovations of Nigerian modernism in the 1920s or postmodern works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and black British filmmakers in the 1980s, the multidirectional appropriation and borrowing described in these essays give us new perspectives on twentieth-century art and modernity. Distinguishing between exile and diaspora, emigration and immigration, and "the stranger" and "the other," the book examines the different conditions that structure the artist's experience and aesthetic strategies. From indigenous artists and the question of authorship to the influence of migr art historians on art history, from the aesthetics of the African diaspora to Adrian Piper's metaphorical exile between philosophy and art, these connections and disconnections in a network of traveling cultures continue art history's efforts to come to terms with the postcolonial turn. Kobena Mercer is a writer and critic living in London. He is the editor of Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures, Cosmopolitan Modernisms and Discrepant Abstraction, (all published by The MIT Press and inIVA), author of Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies, and an inaugural recipient of the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, presented by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.


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    Title
    Exiles, Diasporas and Strangers
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Kobena Mercer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262633581
    ISBN 10: 0262633582
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    DC22: 709
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, ART015110
    DC22: 701
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100, ART015010
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART044000
    LC classification: N72.G55 M47 2008
    Thema V1.0: AB, ABA
    Illustrations note
    36 color illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    31 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Kobena Mercer is a writer and critic living in London. He is the editor of Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures, Cosmopolitan Modernisms, and Discrepant Abstraction (all published by The MIT Press and inIVA), author of Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies, and an inaugural recipient of the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, presented by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.