Black Phoenix: Third World Perspective on Contemporary Art and Culture

Black Phoenix: Third World Perspective on Contemporary Art and Culture
Library Shelf Location 02.ARAE
Publication Date 2022

This publication is a compilation of all three issues of the journal Black Phoenix published as a single volume. Edited and published by Rasheed Araeen and Mahmood Jamal between 1978 and 1979 in the United Kingdom, Black Phoenix remains a key and radical document of transnational solidarity and cultural production in the visual arts, literature, activism, and beyond.

More than a decade after the liberation movements of the 1960s and the historic Bandung and Tricontinental Conferences, which called for social and political alignment and solidarity among the nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in order to dismantle Western imperialism and (neo)colonialism, Black Phoenix issued a rallying cry for the formation of a liberatory arts and culture movement throughout the Third World. International in scope, Black Phoenix positioned diasporic and colonial histories at the center of an evolving anti-racist and anti-imperialist consciousness in late 1970s Britain and beyond—one that would yield complex and nuanced discourses of race, class, and postcolonial theory in the decade that followed. Black Phoenix proposed a horizon for Blackness that transcended racial binaries, across the Third World and the West.

Edited by Rasheed Araeen and Mahmood Jamal

Contributors include art critics, scholars, artists, poets, and writers, including Rasheed Araeen (Pakistan) and Mahmood Jamal (Pakistan), Guy Brett (United Kingdom), Kenneth Coutts-Smith (United Kingdom), Ariel Dorfman (Chile), Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), N. Kilele (Tanzania), Babatunde Lawal (Nigeria), David Medalla (Philippines), Ayyub Malik (Pakistan), Susil Siriwardena (Sri Lanka), and Chris Wanjala (Kenya).

ISBN 9781736534670
Quantity 1
Pages 108pp
Editors Rasheed Araeen, Mahmood Jamal
Authors Babatunde Lawal, David Medalla, Susil Siriwardena, Mahmood Jamal, Kenneth Coutts-Smith, Ariel Dorfman, Ayyub Malik, Chris Wanjala
Format Softcover
Publisher Primary Information, New York
Related Artists Rasheed Araeen, Mahmood Jamal, Guy Brett, Kenneth Coutts-Smith, Ariel Dorfman, David Medalla, Ayyub Malik, Susil Siriwardena, Chris Wanjala
Category Contemporary Cultural Studies
Keywords Political art, Black Art, Black identity, Multiculturalism, Political activism, socio-political, Black experience

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