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Saturation : race, art, and the circulation of value

Author: C Riley Snorton; Hentyle Yapp
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Critical anthologies in art and culture.
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"The art world is white. In this volume, contributors from different disciplines and backgrounds discuss race, diversity, and inclusion through the lens of "saturation," in art and across institutions written large. The concept of saturation stems from color theory-for Isaac Newton, the centrality of the color white to his visual theory parallels an understanding of race as its periphery in Western thought. From  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Riley Snorton; Hentyle Yapp
ISBN: 9780262043687 0262043688
OCLC Number: 1105735558
Description: xiv, 391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Series preface / Johanna Burton --
Director's foreword / Lisa Phillips --
"Sensuous contemplation": thinking race at its saturation points / C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp --
The saturation of institutional life: race, globality, and the art market --
Racial capitalism's gendered fabric / Sarah Haley --
Metaphors of globalization and dilemmas of excess / Lisa Lowe --
The land of milk and blood / Candice Lin --
Acting as if / Jeffrey Gibson --
The appropriation debates (or The gallows of history) / Candice Hopkins --
Being a success in a corrupt society / Sarah Schulman --
Queer exhaustion, speculation, despair / Tina Takemoto --
The limits of "positive" representations: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans in the media post 9/11 / Evelyn Alsultany --
Parallels, intersections, solidarities / Aimi Hamraie --
Reading Olympia while looking for Laure / Ishmael Houston-Jones --
Toward the end of time / Denise Ferreira da Silva and Phanuel Antwi in conversation with C. Riley Snorton --
Diptych portfolio / Lorraine O'Grady --
Methods of racial matter and saturation points --
It's not about anything / Kandice Chuh --
"Sheer pleasure": Eloise Greenfield, Solange Knowles, and Black Hush / Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson --
The local color of shadow / Byron Kim --
Suspended subjects: seductions of race in Vincent Valdez's The City and The strangest fruit / Ricardo Montez --
The Anarcha Project anti-archive / Assembled by Petra Kuppers, with material from fellow project leaders Aimee Meredith Cox, Tiye Giraud, Anita Gonzalez, and Carrie Sandahl --
Crossed eyes: toward a queer-sighted vision / Gayatri Gopinath --
The toll of inclusion / Gelare Khoshgozaran --
Institutionalizing methods: art history and performance and visual studies / Participants: Isolde Brielmaier, Joshua Chambers-Letson, Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Homay King, Marci Kwon, Việt Lê, D. Soyini Madison, Derek Conrad Murray, Tavia Nyong'o, Iván A. Ramos, Dylan Robinson, and Alexandra T. Vazquez --
A palinode on photography and transsexual real / Jay Prosser --
Exhibitionist tendencies: the past and present of sexuality, gender, and race in art / Participants: Richard Fung, Xandra Ibarra, M. Lamar, and Tourmaline, moderator: Amber Jamilla Musser --
Pedagogy, power, and play: when race saturates sex / Amber Jamilla Musser --
Axcess and vulnerability: the representational strategies of Laura Aguilar / Roy Pérez --
Reading in the wrong frame: Kent Monkman, Kara Walker, and the possibilities of disorientation / Mark Rifkin --
Interstices: a small drama of words / Hortense J. Spillers --
From out of space / Ralph Lemon in conversation with Thomas J. Lax.
Series Title: Critical anthologies in art and culture.
Other Titles: Saturation (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: edited by C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp.

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"The art world is white. In this volume, contributors from different disciplines and backgrounds discuss race, diversity, and inclusion through the lens of "saturation," in art and across institutions written large. The concept of saturation stems from color theory-for Isaac Newton, the centrality of the color white to his visual theory parallels an understanding of race as its periphery in Western thought. From visual saturation to oversaturation of the bodies of minorities as they have to navigate and exist within institutions, this volume employs saturation as a rubric to ask different questions and to push us to demand more from the ways institutions normatively function and how race has come to be imagined and understood. The essays and conversations are the result of a shared curiosity over why changes in representational practices (some at very early stages of saturation and others leading to oversaturation) have not led to any substantive structural change. Much of this book contends with political economy and racial capital to help grapple with institutional critique. Because of the need to center these questions in time and space, the book is organized in two major sections: 1) The Saturation of Institutional Life: Race, Globality, and the Art Market; and 2) Methods of Racial Matter and Saturation Points. This is the forth volume in the New Museum Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series. It includes Sarah Haley's essay on the relationship between carceral landscapes and the gendered dimensions of racial capitalism, a conversation between philosophers Denise Ferreira da Silva and Phanuel Antwi moderated by coeditor C. Riley Snorton, about modes for thinking race transnationally and in terms of structures-material, poetic, and affective. In artist Candice Lin's chapter on aesthetics of colonization, she discusses how histories of colonial violence inform her artistic practice. Sarah Schulman highlights the dynamics of navigating the publishing industry as it relates to areas considered "niche" like sexuality, race, and gender. Performance and movement theorist Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson examines the corporeal, visual, and institutional structures that delimit the legibility of the black body, and artist Byron Kim contemplates his practices and methods as they relate to formalism that simultaneously is and is not "about" race"--
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