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Making Difference: Mapping the Discursive Terrain of Multiculturalism

Artist/Author: Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimble | Reference: A0875 | Type: Article

A critical examination of the varieties of multiculturalism and the way they structure difference.

The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression

Artist/Author: Christine Ross | Reference: P3653 | ISBN: 978-0816645398 | Type: Publication

Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image. 

Veil: Veiling, Representation and Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: David A Bailey | Reference: P2609 | ISBN: 978-0262523486 | Type: Publication

Publication that accompanies an exhibition organized by the Institute of International Visual Arts in London, explores the representation of the veil in contemporary visual arts.

A Partial Correction to the Representations of Earth Culture Sent Out to Extraterrestrials on the Un

Artist/Author: Connie Samaras | Reference: P2025 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of the photo/text installation by the artist attempting to “correct” conventional presentations of marginalised and radical histories.

Disrupted Borders – An Intervention in Definitions of Boundaries

Editor: Sunil Gupta | Reference: P2015 | ISBN: 9781854890450 | Type: Publication

This book and the accompanying exhibition reflect on “otherness” in the attempt to escape from the European rhetoric of modernism endorsing a plurality of art-making practices.

Seeing Differently: A history of identification and the visual arts

Artist/Author: Amelia Jones | Reference: P1889 | ISBN: 978-0-415-54383-5 | Type: Publication

A history and theory of ideas about identity in relation to visual arts discourses and practices in Euro-American culture.

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

Artist/Author: Jasbir K Puar | Reference: P1532 | ISBN: 978-0822341147 | Type: Publication

Argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism.

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

Artist/Author: Lizbeth Goodman | Reference: P0003 | Type: Publication

Feminist theatre companies taken in consideration: Women’s Theatre Group, Monstrous Regiment, Gay Sweatshop, Siren, Theatre of Black Women, Talawa, Sistren, Black Mime Theatre Women’s Troop, Tattycoram, Clean Break Theatre Company. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)