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ReSignifications interprets the "Blackamoor" trope in Western culture. This tradition of decorative art emerged at the intersection of cross-cultural encounters shaped by centuries of migration, exchange, conquest, servitude, and exile. ReSignifications links classical and popular representations of African bodies in European art, culture, and history. It moderates and subverts artistic conventions by using the works of contemporary artists from Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean to engage in dialogue with the broad historical array of ornamental representations of African bodies.

Works by: Adejoke Tugbiyele, Alessandra Capodacqua, Alessandra Ragionieri, Ananya Chatterjea, Awol Erizku, Carrie Mae Weems, Chriss Aghana Nwobu, Damien Davis, Daniele Tamagni, Deborah Willis, Derrick Maddox, Elizabeth Colomba, Flavio Cerqueira, Gordon Parks, Joanne Savio, Malik Nejmi, Manthia Diawara, Mary Sibande, Nashormeh Lindo, Officina delle Nuvole, Zanele Muholi, et al.

Exhibition Catalogue


— European Blackamoors, Africana Readings

Various Artists

edited by Ellyn Toscano, Awam Amkpa

Release Place Italy
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2015
Artist: Various Artists
ISBN-13: 9788898391479
LCC: N8232 .R47 2016
Topics Exile, Identity, Migration, Slavery
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Paperback
Dimensions 24.0 × 30.5 cm
Pages 325

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