Filed under book | Tags: · art history, civil society, history, identity, language, nationalism, post-communism, transition
“Today, after Post-Communism has ended in chaos and confusion, we are entitled to ask: was it a condition, or a transition; a rise or a decline; progression, regression or simply a time-lag? Has it ever shaped its own form of social being, a unique mode of economic production, a politics of its own, a culture? Or was it just another interregnum of history, full of morbid symptoms we cannot get rid of?
Most of the essays in this book search for answers to questions in works of art. Not because art possesses a superior knowledge on history, but because the knowledge on history we posses has failed in providing those answers. This is a new experience made possible by both art and history, which, in simultaneously facing their end, have come closer to one another than ever before. It is an experience we might possibly learn from.”
Compiled by Boris Buden and Naomi Hennig
Edited by Paolo Caffoni
Publisher Archive Books, Berlin, 2020
ISBN 3943620832, 9783943620832
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Filed under artists publishing | Tags: · black people, civil society, photography
A book about the state of life in America. Photographs by Richard Avedon and text by James Baldwin.
First published by Atheneum, New York, 1964; and C. H. Bucher, Lucerne, 1964
This edition, Publisher Dell Publishing, New York, 1965
via Kelli Anderson
Interview with Hilton Als (Antwaun Sargent, Galerie, 2017).
Commentary: Hilton Als (New Yorker, 2017).
Reviews: Brian Willis (Aperture, 2016), Steven W Thrasher (Guardian, 2017), Buzz Poole (LA Review of Books, 2018), Carmen Merport (LA Review of Books, 2018).
Filed under book | Tags: · black people, body, civil society, class, feminism, gender, politics, race, reproduction, resistance, sex, sexuality, violence, women
“This anthology traces the development, from the early 1800s to the present, of black feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall’s comprehensive collection of writings, in the feminist tradition, of more than sixty African American women. From the pioneering work of abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart and anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett to the writings of contemporary feminist critics Michele Wallace and bell hooks, black women have been writing about the multiple jeopardies—racism, sexism, and classism—that have made it imperative for them to forge a brand of feminism uniquely their own.”
With an epilogue by Johnnetta B. Cole
Publisher The New Press, New York, 1995
ISBN 1565842561, 9781565842564
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See also This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) and Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983).Comment (0)