Illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s.
Madison presents the neglected yet compelling and necessary story of local activists in South Saharan Africa who employ modes of performance as tactics of resistance and intervention in their day-to-day struggles for human rights.
Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare.
A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The second volume focuses on the transformative power of performance in regions fractured by “subtler” forms of structural violence and social exclusion.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).