Week 6, Module 7: Representing Race: Black/African American U.S. Women Artists and Feminism

AH 270: Art/Identity/Politics

Week 6, Module 7: Representing Race: Black/African American U.S. Women Artists and Feminism

 

Lois Mailou Jones, Les Fétiches (1938), Two African Hairstyles (1982)

 

Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima (1972), Black Girl’s

Window (1969), Equality (1999)

–“Stereotypical grotesque”

Adrian Piper, Catalysis series (1970), Mythic Being series (1973-76), Self-Portrait

Exaggerating My Negroid Features (1981), Political Self-Portrait (1978), Self-Portrait as a Nice White Lady (1995), Funk Lessons (1982-86), Vanilla Nightmare series (1986), Four Intruders Plus Alarm Systems (1980), Cornered (1988), Calling Cards (1986-90)

–CWA (Colored Woman Artist)

 

Lorraine O’Grady, Mlle. Bourgeois Noire (1980)

 

Faith Ringgold, The Flag is Bleeding (1967), U.SPostage Stamp Commemorating Black

Power (1967), Flag for the Moon: Die Nigger (1969), The Street Story Quilt (1985), Slave Rape Story Quilt (1985)

Carrie Mae Weems, Family Pictures and Stories (1978-84), Kitchen Table series

(1990s)

–“The Moynihan Report”

Lorna Simpson, Guarded Conditions (1989), The Waterbearer (1986)

–“subjugated knowledge”

 

Kara Walker, Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through the South and

Reconfigured for the Benefit of Enlightened Audiences Wherever such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B. Walker, Colored. (1997), Camptown Ladies (1995)

 

1870 Blacks enfranchised

1910s-1930s Harlem Renaissance, New Negro Culture

1947 Jackie Robinson (Baseball)

1948 De-segregation of armed services

1954 Brown v. Board of Education

1955 Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 54-week bus boycott (Rosa Parks) in Alabama

1957 Federal Troops sent to Little Rock to enforce school desegregation

1963 March on Washington—Nelson Mandela imprisoned, South Africa

1964 Civil Rights Act—intensification of numerous Black protests around the nation

1965 Watts riots—Malcolm X assassinated

1966 Black Panthers formed, Freedom march in Mississippi, NOW founded

1967 Thurgood Marshall appointed

1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated

1969 Shirley Chisholm, 1st Black female Representative, WAR founded

2008 Barack Obama elected President

2013 Blacklivesmatter

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