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Art on My Mind : Visual Politics

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In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Always concerned with the liberatory black struggle, hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary force within the black community.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 16mm | 327g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1565842634
  • 9781565842632
  • 369,654

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"In an art world obsessed with identity politics, "Art on My Mind" is a long-overdue rescue of the liberating, rather than confining, power of art." "Paper Magazine"
"Passionate and highly personal." "Publishers Weekly," starred review
"Sharp and persuasive." "The New York Times Book Review"
"["Art on My Mind"] is a guide to the ways that political meaning and esthetic pleasure may be discovered, bound together, in many works by contemporary artists of color." "Art America"
"[hooks] brings a welcome clarity to such issues as received art and the development of a Western canon." "San Francisco Examiner""
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About Bell Hooks

bell hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is. A writer and critic, hooks is the author of more than thirty books, many of which have focused on issues of social class, race, and gender. Among her many books are the feminist classic "Ain t I a Woman," the dialogue "Breaking Bread" (with Cornel West), the children s book "Happy to Be Nappy," the memoir "Bone Black," and "Art on My Mind: Visual Politics" (The New Press). She lives in Berea, Kentucky.
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335 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (129)
3 16% (52)
2 2% (7)
1 1% (4)
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