African Art, Interviews, Narratives

African Art, Interviews, Narratives : Bodies of Knowledge at Work

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Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee bring together a compelling collection that shows how interviews can be used to generate new meaning and how connecting with artists and their work can transform artistic production into innovative critical insights and knowledge. The contributors to this volume include artists, museum curators, art historians, and anthropologists, who address artistic production in a variety of locations and media to question previous uses of interview and provoke alternative understandings of more

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  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 12 b&w illus.
  • 0253006872
  • 9780253006875

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African Art, Interviews, Narratives provides scholars the chance to reexamine the role of the interviewer, interlocutor, and art historian when making printed text from recorded interviews. * Oral History Review * African Art, Interviews, Narratives . . . is a highly reflective collection of essays about the work of constructing art history out of interviews. Designed to unsettle and open up the relationship between interviews and scholarship, it speaks to the work of anthropology by aiming to better understand the nature of the interview process itself, how we produce and convey meanings from interviews and related documents. While it will be of particular interest to anthropologists working as museum curators, it will be equally useful to any professional whose craft largely depends upon interviews. * Leonardo Reviews * In these essays, one hears the narratives and learns the perspectives of a diverse group of people that greatly illuminate both meaning and intent. * African Studies Review *show more

About Carol Magee

Joanna Grabski is Associate Professor and Chair of Art History at Denison University. Carol Magee is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual more

Table of contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Work of Interviews Carol Magee and Joanna Grabski 1. Talking to People about Art Patrick McNaughton 2. Ghostly Stories: Interviews with Artists in Dakar and the Productive Space around Absence Joanna Grabski 3. Can the Artist Speak? Hamid Kachmar's Subversive Redemptive Art of ResistanceJoseph Jordan 4. Photography, Narrative Interventions, and (Cross) Cultural Representations Carol Magee 5. Narrating the Artist: Seyni Camara and the Multiple Constructions of the Artistic Persona Silvia Forni 6. Interview--Akinbode Akinbiyi Akinbode Akinbiyi 7. Inter-Weaving Narratives of Art and Activism: Sandra Kriel's Heroic Women Kim Miller 8. Politics of Narrative at the African Burial Ground in NYC: The Final MonumentAndrea E. Frohne 9. Who Owns the Past: Constructing an Art History of a Malian MasqueradeMary Jo Arnoldi 10. Framing Practices: Artists' Voices and the Power of Self-RepresentationChristine Mullen Kreamer11. Undisciplined KnowledgeAllan deSouza and Allyson PurpuraAppendix: InterlocutorsContributorsIndexshow more