We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85: A Sourcebook (Paperback)
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We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85: A Sourcebook (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 21/04/2017
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A landmark exhibition on display at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21 through September 17, 2017, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It showcases the work of black women artists such as Emma Amos, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O'Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar, making it one of the first major exhibitions to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color. In so doing, it reorients conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

The accompanying Sourcebook republishes an array of rare and little-known documents from the period by artists, writers, cultural critics, and art historians such as Gloria Anzaldua, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Lucy R. Lippard, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Lowery Stokes Sims, Alice Walker, and Michelle Wallace. These documents include articles, manifestos, and letters from significant publications as well as interviews, some of which are reproduced in facsimile form. The Sourcebook also includes archival materials, rare ephemera, and an art-historical overview essay. Helping readers to move beyond standard narratives of art history and feminism, this volume will ignite further scholarship while showing the true breadth and diversity of black women's engagement with art, the art world, and politics from the 1960s to the 1980s.

We Wanted a Revolution will also be on display at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles from October 13, 2017 through January 14, 2018; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York from February 17, 2018 through May 27, 2018; and at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from June 26, 2018 through September 30, 2018.

Published by the Brooklyn Museum and distributed by Duke University Press

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780872731837
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 267 x 200 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Sourcebook rounds up and republishes rare documents be iconic figures of the time, including Gloria Anzaldua, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Lucy R. Lippard, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Lowery Stokes Sims, Alice Walker, and Michelle Wallace. Many of the documents are reproduced in facsimile form, recreating the spirit of the period and its style. Suddenly, it all comes rushing back - whether you were there or not. The printed page becomes a repository of soul and here you can finally be set free. Liberated from the endless scroll that is designed to zap you of the force required to organize, a Sourcebook restores to you the power you need to keep the revolution going, 360 degrees." * Miss Rosen Presents blog *
"This unsurpassed collection is an excellent resource for students, educators, and enthusiastic artists. Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." -- A. O. Yeboah * Choice *
" An invaluable reference, this volume is a true sourcebook, containing reproductions of key documents, articles, and publications from the period. Writings by curators Catherine Morris Rujeko Hockley, and many of the artists represented in the show, give context." -- Victoria L. Valentine * Culture Type *
"I found We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85: A Sourcebook to be an unmatched resource that should be required reading in university Africana, American, and Gender Studies Departments, as well as in art history programs, nationwide. Impeccably and innovatively designed (alternating gray, white and black pages; rectangular boxes drawn around each source reference; and 3-D reproductions of original journals and letters), this is not your typical anthology, but rather a well-structured, astutely annotated, and beautifully produced book that the authors and the Brooklyn Museum should be proud of. I, for one, am grateful for their efforts." -- Lisa Farrington * Woman's Art Journal *

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