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Author Hayes, Jeffreen M., author.

Title AFRICOBRA : messages to the people / Jeffreen M. Hayes.

Publication Info. North Miami : Museum of Contemporary Art ; New York, NY : Gregory R. Miller & Co., [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 AFRICOBRA HAY    Available
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Description 187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note "Published ... in conjunction with the related exhibitions ... AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, November 27, 2018-March 24, 2019; and AFRICOBRA: Nation Time, presented as an official Collateral Event of the 58th Venice Biennale, May 11-November 4, 2019"--Colophon.
Includes an essay by Leslie Guy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword / Chana Budgazad Sheldon -- Curator's acknowledgments / Jeffreen M. Hayes -- Love letter / Jeffreen M. Hayes -- Blk space as home / Jeffreen M. Hayes -- AFRICOBRA: messages to the people. Voices from the community ; Snapshots of Miami resistance, 1960s-1980s -- AfriCOBRA: the foundation of a black aesthetic / Leslie Guy --Black womanhood front and center: leading in AfriCOBRA / Jeffreen M. Hayes ; AfriCOBRA in the studio, 1969 -- AFRICOBRA: nation time. Radical black in Venice / Jeffreen M. Hayes -- Joy in blackness: opening receptions.
Summary AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) was founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 by a collective of young Black artists, whose interest in Transnational Black Aesthetics led them to create one of the most distinctive visual voices in 20th-century American art. The key characteristics of what we now consider the classic AFRICOBRA look -- vibrant, 'cool-ade' colors, bold text, shine and positive images of Black people -- were essential to everyday life in the community from which this movement emerged. It is a movement with roots in the soil, streets, classrooms, studios and living rooms of the South Side of Chicago, yet its influence has extended around the world. This survey represents the first major appraisal of AFRICOBRA's work in Europe and builds on the exhibition AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People, which premiered at MOCA North Miami during Art Basel Miami 2018.
Subject AFRICOBRA (Group of artists) -- Exhibitions.
Black Arts movement -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions.
African American art -- Exhibitions.
African American artists -- United States -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Guy, Leslie, contributor.
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists). Works. Selections.
Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, Fla.), host institution.
Biennale di Venezia (58th : 2019 : Venice, Italy), host institution.
Added Title Messages to the people
ISBN 9781941366301 (hardcover)
1941366309 (hardcover)

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