Howardena Pindell: A New Language

Howardena Pindell: A New Language
Library Shelf Location 18.PIND
Publication Date 2021

Artist, activist, writer, and teacher Howardena Pindell has been a force in contemporary art since the late 1960s. This book is a celebration and critical examination of her painting and writing and marks her first solo exhibition in the UK. It takes its title – and its cue – from her: ‘I am an artist.  I am not part of a so-called “minority”, “new” or “emerging” or “a new audience”. These are all terms used to demean, limit, and make people of color appear  to be powerless. We must evolve a new language which empowers us and does not cause us to participate in our own disenfranchisement.’  With illustrations of a selection of paintings from the 1970s to now; new writing 

from Anna Lovatt of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Amy Tobin of the University of Cambridge, and Adeze Wilford from The Shed in New York; and a selection of Pindell’s own writing, this book presents Pindell’s inspiring and unflinchingly active imagination, and explores her articulation of a ‘new language’  as exemplary in articulating empowerment. 

ISBN 9781908612601
Quantity 1
Pages 240 x 270. 142pp.
Editor Fiona Bradley
Author Howardena Pindell
Format Hardback
Publisher Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Related Artist Howardena Pindell
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Activism, Race, Black Art, Civil rights, Womens' Rights

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