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Title Lorraine O'Grady : both/and / edited by Catherine Morris and Aruna D'Souza.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Brooklyn Museum : Dancing Foxes Press, 2021.
[United States] : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Distributed Art Publishers,


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    700.92 O'Grady,L LOR    DUE 02-07-23
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 225 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 x 23 cm + 5 pages of illustrations (27 x 42 cm, folded to 27 x 21 cm)
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Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name organized by the Brooklyn Museum and on view March 5-July 18, 2021.
Includes an interview with the artist by Catherine Lord.
Contents Foreword / Anne Pasternak -- Introduction: the beginnings of an endless conversation / Catherine Morris and Aruna D'Souza -- Is it déjà vu?: Lorraine O'Grady's Cutting out the New York Times (1977) and Cutting out CONYT (1977/2017) / Harry Burke -- Cutting out the New York Times (1977) ; Cutting out CONYT (1977/2017) / Stephanie Sparling Williams -- Mlle Bourgeoise Noire throws down the whip: alter ego as fierce critic of institutions / Zoé Whitley -- Mlle Bourgeoise Noire (1980-83) ; The black and white show (1983) ; Art is... (1983/2009) / Stephanie Sparling Williams -- We must try to be analytic with our recuperation / Malik Gaines -- Studies for flowers of evil and good (1998-) ; The first and the last of the modernists (2010) ; Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline (1980) ; Miscegenated family album (1980/1994) / Stephanie Sparling Williams -- Lorraine O'Grady's miscegenated landscapes / Aruna D'Souza -- Rivers, first draft, or The woman in red (1982/2015) ; Body is the ground of my experience (1991/2019) ; Landscape (Western Hemisphere) (2010/2011) / Stephanie Sparling Williams -- Lorraine O'Grady's fellow travelers: black feminism and conceptual art / Catherine Morris -- Announcement of a new persona (Performances to come!) (2020) / Aruna D'Souza -- COTCH / Lorraine O'Grady in conversation with Catherine Lord -- Chronology / Allie/A.L. Rickard with Lorraine O'Grady.
Summary Four decades of multimedia exploits in race, art politics, and subjectivity: a survey on conceptual performance artist Lorraine O'Grady. Lorraine O'Grady burst into the contemporary art world in 1980 dressed in a gown made of 180 pairs of white gloves and wielding a chrysanthemum-studded whip. For the next three years, O'Grady documented her exploits as this incendiary fictional persona, visiting gallery openings and providing critiques of the racial politics at play in the New York art scene. The resulting series, Mlle Bourgeoise Noire, was merely the beginning of a long career of avant-garde work that would continue to build upon O'Grady's conceptions of self and subjectivity as seen from the perspective of a Black woman artist. This survey of O'Grady's work spans four decades of her career and features nearly all of her major projects, as well as Announcement, the opening series of a new performance piece seven years in the making. Contextualized by an extensive timeline with letters, journal entries and interviews, Both/And provides a close examination of O'Grady's artistic and intellectual ambitions. Before she became an artist at the age of 45, Lorraine O'Grady (born 1934) worked as an intelligence analyst for the United States government, a translator, and a rock music critic for the Village Voice and Rolling Stone. O'Grady's unique life experiences, as well as her identity as a diasporic subject, have informed her multidisciplinary practice across live performance, video, photomontage, public art, and cultural criticism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject O'Grady, Lorraine -- Exhibitions.
O'Grady, Lorraine -- Interviews.
African American women artists -- Exhibitions.
African American women photographers -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Morris, Catherine, editor.
D'Souza, Aruna, editor.
O'Grady, Lorraine, artist, interviewee.
Lord, Catherine, 1949- interviewer.
Brooklyn Museum, organizer, host institution.
Added Title Lorraine O'Grady : both, and
Both, and
ISBN 9780872731868 (hardcover)
0872731863 (hardcover)
Standard No. 16818500

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