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Title African art, interviews, narratives : bodies of knowledge at work / edited by Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages)
Series African Expressive Cultures
African expressive cultures.
Contents Introduction: the work of interviews / Carol Magee and Joanna Grabski -- Talking to people about art / Patrick McNaughton -- Ghostly stories: interviews with artists in Dakar and the productive space around absence / Joanna Grabski -- Can the artist speak?: Hamid Kachmar's subversive redemptive art of resistance / Joseph Jordan -- Photography, narrative inventions, and (cross) cultural representations / Carol Magee -- Narrating the artist: Seyni Camara and the multiple constructions of the artistic persona / Silvia Forni -- Interview: Akinbode Akinbiyi / Akinbode Akinbiyi -- Interweaving narratives of art and activism: Sandra Kriel's heroic women / Kim Miller -- Politics of narrative at the African burial ground in New York City: the final monument / Andrea E. Frohne -- Who owns the past?: constructing an art history of a Malian masquerade / Mary Jo Arnoldi -- Framing practices: artists' voices and the power of self-representation / Christine Mullen Kreamer -- Undisciplined knowledge / Allan deSouza and Allyson Purpura
Summary This book brings together a 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 art
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art, African.
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
ART -- African.
Art, African
Form Electronic book
Author Grabski, Joanna, editor.
Magee, Carol L., editor.
ISBN 9780253006998