Black Conceptual Aesthetics and the Politics of the Imagination
|Title:||Black Conceptual Aesthetics and the Politics of the Imagination|
|Published In:||UTP Journals Blog (University of Toronto Press)|
|Publisher||University of Toronto Press|
“Because white men can’t police their imagination,” Claudia Rankine writes in Citizen, “black men are dying.” In response to the racist imagination, the minoritarian imagination invents avant-garde aesthetic techniques and political tactics to resist surveillance in public and private spheres. This short public essay on Black Conceputal Art is based on my scholarly essay “'Will Blackness Please Step Out and Take a Curtain Call?': Ed Bullins’s Conceptual Theatre,” published in Modern Drama 62.3.