We Wanted a Revolution : Black Radical Women, 1965-85 - the exhibition catalogue from Brooklyn Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

We Wanted a Revolution : Black Radical Women, 1965-85

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Sandy and Her Husband, 1973 from We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women

This book accompanies a landmark exhibition on display at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21 through September 17, 2017, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85. The show examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of colour during the emergence of second-wave feminism through the work of black women artists such as Emma Amos, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O'Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar. 

The accompanying Sourcebook republishes an array of rare and little-known documents from the period by artists, writers, cultural critics, and art historians such as Gloria Anzaldua, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Lucy R. Lippard, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Lowery Stokes Sims, Alice Walker, and Michelle Wallace. These documents include articles, manifestos, and letters from significant publications as well as interviews, some of which are reproduced in facsimile form.

The book also includes archival materials, rare ephemera, and an art-historical overview essay. Helping readers to move beyond standard narratives of art history and feminism, this volume will ignite further scholarship while showing the true breadth and diversity of black women's engagement with art, the art world, and politics from the 1960s to the 1980s. 

  • Author: Rujeko Hockley
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Date published: May 2017
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0872731837
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 19.9 cm