A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See



A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See Hardcover – August 24, 2021

In A Black Gaze, Tina Campt examines Black contemporary artists who are shifting the very nature of our interactions with the visual through their creation and curation of a distinctively Black gaze. Their work--from Deana Lawson's disarmingly intimate portraits to Arthur Jafa's videos of the everyday beauty and grit of the Black experience, from Kahlil Joseph's films and Dawoud Bey's photographs to the embodied and multimedia artistic practice of Okwui Okpokwasili, Simone Leigh, and Luke Willis Thompson--requires viewers to do more than simply look; it solicits visceral responses to the visualization of Black precarity.

  • Print length:  232 pages
  • Publication date:  August 24, 2021
  • Publisher:  The MIT Press
  • Publication date:  August 24, 2021
  • Dimensions:  6.34 x 0.84 x 8.33 inches

Tina Campt is the Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media. She is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art. Campt leads the Black Visualities Initiative at the Cogut Institute for Humanities and is the founding convenor of the Practicing Refusal Collective and the Sojourner Project. 

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