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The Resource AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III

AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III

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AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought
Title
AFRICOBRA
Title remainder
experimental art toward a school of thought
Statement of responsibility
Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) was a multidisciplinary collective of black artists who created socially conscious art in Chicago during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's and 1970's. Artists Wadsworth Jarrell, Nelson Stevens, Jae Jarrell, Gerald Williams, and Napoloen Jones-Henderson produced textiles, paintings, sculpture and public art that sought to develop an aesthetic language that resonated with the black community. AFRICOBRA's abstract works convey the rhythmic dynamism of black culture and social life, while the structure of the collective offered a model of artistic practice embedded in the political realities and histories of the community. In this volume, Wadsworth Jarrell, one of the founding members of the AFRICOBRA collective, offers an account of the history of the group and it's founding aesthetic and political principles. The bulk of the manuscript is selected from his archive of materials ranging from exhibition ephemera to photos that show the development of the group's art practice that collectively form a sourcebook history of the group.The sourcebook intersperses documentation of exhibitions, artworks, and the members of the collective in Chicago; documents that outline the aesthetic and political goals of the group written by its members; and writing from Jarrell that narrates the history of the collective from the point of view of its founder. The writing emphasizes the importance of the group's political principles to some of its largest projects, like the Wall of Respect, a public mural in Chicago's Black Belt neighborhood. While work by AFRICOBRA has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the Tate, and elsewhere, this will be the first book to present an extensive record of the group's history, practice, and principles. This book will be of interest to our readers in art, African American studies, and cultural studies"--
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1929-
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Jarrell, Wadsworth
Dewey number
704.9/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6538.N5
LC item number
J37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
May, Richard Allen
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  • AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)
  • Black Arts movement
  • Ethnicity in art
  • Art
  • AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)
  • 20.07 art criticism, art review
  • ART / General
  • Art
  • Black Arts movement
  • Ethnicity in art
  • Illinois
  • United States
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Label
AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1101978062
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781478000563
Lccn
2019032731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1101978062
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781478000563
Lccn
2019032731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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