IMAGE AND IDENTITY; THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN 2OTH CENTURY AMERICAN ART:
In March 1993, IRAAA advisor Richard Powell notified us of the "Image and Identity" symposium. A way, maybe, for the journal to cover some ideas and issues of contemporary African American cultural criticism? And so it would be, through the consent and courtesy of the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. This issue if IRAAA is significant in a number of ways: It is a contribution by art historians to an important and still growing area of inquiry within American studies on the relations between "identity politics" and semiotics - an investigation which has been charted and led by literary theorists and philosophers.
Foreword by Wayne Craven and Juliette Harris (Bowles), Images and Identities by Richard Powell, Ralph Ellison: The Collage of Romare Bearden and Race: Some Speculations by Paul Rogers, Beauty Rites: Towards an Anatomy of Culture in African American Women's Art by Judith Wilson, Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico: Identity and Cross-Cultural Intersections in the Production of Artistic Meaning by Melanie Herzog, Recent Challenges in the Study of African American Folk Art by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Black Colleges: The Development of an African American Visual Tradition by Floyd Coleman, Photobiographers by Deborah Willis, Black Modernism and White Patronage by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Artwork by: Romare Bearden, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeir, Winold Reiss, Chris Corpus, Lawrence A. Jones, Francisco Goya, Bob Thompson, Adrian Piper, Barkley L. Hendricks, Elizabeth Catlett, Manu Sassoonian, James Hampton, Elijah Pierce, Lonnie Holley, Pecola Warner, Thorton Dial, Andre Richardson, Hale A. Woodruff, John T. Scott, Hayward L. Oubre, John Biggers, Harold Dorsey, Samella Sanders Lewis, Leo F. Twiggs, Deborah Willis, Christian Walker, Lorna Simpson, Carla Williams, Pat Ward Williams, Albert Chong, Aaron Douglas, James Allen, Charles Cullen, Richard Bruce Nugent, Alison Saar, Sandra Payne, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Danny Tisdale, Lyle Ashton Harris, & Bill Gaskins