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This issue of the IRAAA focuses on the figure in contemporary sculpture. Sculpting by African-Americans has been ongoing for nearly five decades. This issues features six articles which highlights figurative African-American sculptors. Guest editor Tracy Spencer Stonestreet was inspired by this topic based off work from Elizabeth Catlett.


Feature Articles:

 En(lighten)ment Dance Off: Yinka Shonibare's Art as Action in Un-Eventful Time by Tara Alturi

From the Corner to the Capitol: (re)Visioning the Legacy of Slavery in the Memorial Landscape by Elizabeth Carmel Hamilton

Soundsuit Redux: Nick Cave as Emerging Artists and Forward-Thinking Racial Theorist by Kim Bobier

Sculpting African Nouveau: Primitivism, Ethnography, and Afro-Kitsch in the Works of Woodrow Nash by James Smalls

The Test of Time: Senga Nengudi's R.S.V.P. Series and the Materiality and Temporality of the Body by John White


History is with Us by Shana Dumont Garr

Theatrical Reckoning by Shana Dumont Garr