Synopses & Reviews
Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee bring together a compelling collection that shows how interviews can be used to generate new meaning and how connecting with artists and their work can transform artistic production into innovative critical insights and knowledge. The contributors to this volume include artists, museum curators, art historians, and anthropologists, who address artistic production in a variety of locations and media to question previous uses of interview and provoke alternative understandings of art.
About the Author
Joanna Grabski is Associate Professor and Chair of Art History at Denison University.
Carol Magee is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Work of Interviews
Carol Magee and Joanna Grabski
1. Talking to People about Art
2. Ghostly Stories: Interviews with Artists in Dakar and the Productive Space around Absence
3. Can the Artist Speak? Hamid Kachmar's Subversive Redemptive Art of Resistance
4. Photography, Narrative Interventions, and (Cross) Cultural Representations
5. Narrating the Artist: Seyni Camara and the Multiple Constructions of the Artistic Persona
6. Interview--Akinbode Akinbiyi
7. Inter-Weaving Narratives of Art and Activism: Sandra Kriel's Heroic Women
8. Politics of Narrative at the African Burial Ground in NYC: The Final Monument
Andrea E. Frohne
9. Who Owns the Past: Constructing an Art History of a Malian Masquerade
Mary Jo Arnoldi
10. Framing Practices: Artists' Voices and the Power of Self-Representation
Christine Mullen Kreamer
11. Undisciplined Knowledge
Allan deSouza and Allyson Purpura