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Art on My Mind: Visual Politics Spiral-Bound | July 1, 1995

bell hooks

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“As erudite and sophisticated as hooks is, she is also eminently readable, even exhilarating.” —Booklist

In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Always concerned with the liberatory black struggle, hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary force within the black community.

Publisher: The New Press
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 1565842634
Item Weight: 0.94 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.02 x 8.3 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 501 to 1,000 ratings

Praise for Art on My Mind:
“In an art world obsessed with identity politics, Art on My Mind is a long-overdue rescue of the liberating, rather than confining, power of art.”
Paper Magazine

“Passionate and highly personal.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Sharp and persuasive.”
The New York Times Book Review

“[Art on My Mind] is a guide to the ways that political meaning and esthetic pleasure may be discovered, bound together, in many works by contemporary artists of color.”
Art America

“[hooks] brings a welcome clarity to such issues as received art and the development of a Western canon.”
San Francisco Examiner

bell hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is. A writer and critic, hooks is the author of more than thirty books, many of which have focused on issues of social class, race, and gender. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I a Woman, the dialogue Breaking Bread (with Cornel West), the children's book Happy to Be Nappy, the memoir Bone Black, and Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (The New Press). She lives in Berea, Kentucky.