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The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past Lisa Gail Collins

The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past

Lisa Gail Collins

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Lisa Gail Collins examines the work of contemporary African-American women artists at a time when an unprecendented number - photographers, filmmakers, painters, installation and mixed-media artists - have garnered the attention and imagination ofMoreLisa Gail Collins examines the work of contemporary African-American women artists at a time when an unprecendented number - photographers, filmmakers, painters, installation and mixed-media artists - have garnered the attention and imagination of the art-viewing public. To better understand the significance of this particular historical moment in American visual arts, Collins focuses on four problems that recur when these artists confront their histories: the documentation of truth- the status of the black female body- the relationship between art and cultural contact and change- and the relationship between art and black girlhood. By examining the social and cultural histories which African-American women artists engage, Collins hopes to illuminate a dialogue between past and present image-makers.