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Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

Margo Natalie Crawford


Black Post-Blackness compares the black avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s Black Arts Movement with the most innovative spins of twenty-first century black aesthetics. Crawford zooms in on the 1970s second wave of the Black Arts Movement and shows the connections between this final wave of the Black Arts movement and the early years of 21st century black aesthetics. She uncovers the circle of black post-blackness that pivots on the power of anticipation, abstraction, mixed media, the global South, satire, public interiority, and the fantastic. Black Post-Blackness argues that the full innovati ... More

Keywords: black aesthetics, abstraction, satire, mixed media, Black Arts Movement, post-blackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041006
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252041006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margo Natalie Crawford, author
Cornell University