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Title NeoHooDoo : art for a forgotten faith / edited by Franklin Sirmans ; with contributions by Jen Budney [and others]
Imprint Houston, Tex. : The Menil Collection ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2008
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  709.73 N35 2008    AVAILABLE  -  30500101352121
Descript 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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Note "Published for the occasion of the exhibition "NeoHooDoo: art for a forgotten faith"; co-organized by The Menil Collection and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, curated by Franklin Sirmans; The Menil Collection, Houston, June 27-September 21, 2008; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, October 19, 2008-January 26, 2009; Miami Art Museum, February 20-May 24, 2009"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
Recapturing spirit in contemporary art / Franklin Sirmans -- Spirit and the perception of art / Arthur C. Danto -- Hoodoo is what we do / Greg Tate -- Other ways of knowing / Jen Budney -- Ritual in performance / Julia P. Herzberg -- Communiqué from Afro-Atlantis / Robert Farris Thompson -- An interview with Ishmael Reed / Franklin Sirmans -- An art of lost faith / Quincy Troupe
"NeoHooDoo, a phrase coined by the poet Ishmael Reed in the late 1960s, celebrates the practice of rituals, folklore, and spirituality in the Americas beyond the scope of Christianity and organized religion. This book examines the work of thirty-three artists, including Jimmie Durham, David Hammons, Jose Bedia, Rebecca Belmore, and James Lee Byars, who began using ritualistic practices during the 1970s and 1980s as a way of reinterpreting aspects of their cultural heritage. Younger artists such as Tania Bruguera and Michael Joo are shown to have drawn upon the iconography of ritual. The original essays, which discuss artistic use of ritual as a form of celebration, catharsis, or political critique, stand alongside contributions from NeoHooDoo's key sources of inspiration: Robert Farris Thompson, Ishmael Reed, and Quincy Troupe."--Jacket
Link Online version: NeoHooDoo. Houston, Tex. : The Menil Collection ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2008 (OCoLC)704435493
Subject Art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Spirituality in art -- Exhibitions
Ritual in art -- Exhibitions
Alt Author Sirmans, Franklin
Budney, Jen
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Miami Art Museum
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