Details: Paperback. 288 pgs. 2006.
Contemporary art through the lens of African-American artists: Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Renée Green, Faith Ringgold, Senga Nengudi, Pat Ward Williams, Lorraine O’Grady, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Fred Wilson, Dany Tisdale, June Clark and Gary Simmons. In Black is a Color, contemporary art historian and curator Elvan Zabunyan proposes a new approach to contemporary art and its history through the practice of Black American artists from the Harlem Renaissance to today. Combining a historical study with probing critical analysis, Black is a Color depicts an America marked indelibly by its slavery past, out of which Afro-American contemporary artists have been able to build a singular and engaged body of work to protest against the cultural and political consequences of racial discrimination.
Size: 6.5 x 8.5 inches