Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9780965408202 Published March 1997

Transforming the Crown

African, Asian, and Caribbean Artists in Britain, 1966-1996

Edited by M. Franklin Sirmans and Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd/African Diaspora Instit

Transforming the Crown
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Edited by M. Franklin Sirmans and Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd/African Diaspora Instit

Distributed for Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora

160 pages | 73 color plates, 175 halftones | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 1997
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9780965408202 Published March 1997
Transforming the Crown is the catalog for a landmark exhibition organized by the Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute in New York City. The exhibition chronicles the aesthetic production of artists of African and Asian descent in the United Kingdom over the past three decades. Filled with illustrious reproductions of the art,Transforming the Crown documents the work of artists from various generations and cultural backgrounds who have transformed the art establishment in Britain. It boldly explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and transnationalism, as well as identity and diaspora politics. It also looks at the role of U.S. culture and its influence on contemporary British art.

The catalog includes color reproductions of many of the works in the exhibition, selected artists' biographical and bibliographical information, and essays by prominent scholars and cultural critics from both Britain and the United States. Contributors include: Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, Kobena Mercer, Gilane Tawadros, Okwui Enwezor, Eddie Chambers, Judith Wilson, Anne Walmsley and Deborah Willis.


Contents
Contributors
Catalogue and Exhibition Credits
President's Foreword by Marta Moreno Vega
Acknowledgments by Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd
Introduction by Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd
London Bridge: Late 20th Century British Art and the Routes of 'National Culture'
Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd
The Caribbean Artists Movement, 1966-1972: A Space and A Voice for Visual Practice
Anne Walmsley
Bodies of Diaspora, Vessels of Desire: The Erotic and the Aesthetic
Kobena Mercer
Running with the Hare and Hunting with the Hounds
Gilane Tawadros
Talking Back: Black Women's Visual Liberation Through Photography
Deborah Willis
Surfing the "Black" Diasporic Web: Postcolonial British Art and the Decolonization of U.S. Visual Culture
Judith Wilson
The Emergence of the Black British Artist
Eddie Chambers
A Question of Place: Revisions, Reassessments, Diaspora
Okwui Enwezor
Exhibition Color Plates
Artist Biographies
Chronology
Krista Thompson
Exhibition Checklist
Bibliography
Photo Credits
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