Black Conceptual Aesthetics and the Politics of the Imagination

Title: Black Conceptual Aesthetics and the Politics of the Imagination
Format: Internet Publication
Publication Date: 2019
Published In: UTP Journals Blog (University of Toronto Press)
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Description:

“Because white men can’t police their imagination,” Claudia Rankine writes in Citizen, “black men are dying.” In response to the racist imagination, the minoritarian imagination invents avant-garde aesthetic techniques and political tactics to resist surveillance in public and private spheres. This short public essay on Black Conceputal Art is based on my scholarly essay “'Will Blackness Please Step Out and Take a Curtain Call?': Ed Bullins’s Conceptual Theatre,” published in Modern Drama 62.3.

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  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication