Chapters
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Contents
PublisherYale University Press
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
~I designed this book to culminate in a present that has since faded away. It originated with an extraordinarily kindhearted invitation from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to deliver the Richard D. Cohen Lectures at Harvard University. When Skip’s invitation reached me, I was thinking about the scarily regressive situation of black citizens in the United States...
PublisherYale University Press
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Police killings of black people express a foundational truth about American life. Such crimes are not occasional examples of conflict in a generally civil society between the police and the black...
PublisherYale University Press
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
“Somebody was here,” wrote Simone Weil, “and the next minute, there is nobody here at all.” Simone Weil, “The Iliad, or the Poem of Force,” 1939, Eng. trans. in Simone Weil: An...
PublisherYale University Press
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Of the ongoing Skin Set Drawing project that he began in 1997, Pope.L says, “There is no such thing as one drawing.” All direct quotations of Pope.L are from conversations with him and the...
PublisherYale University Press
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Illustration Credits
PublisherYale University Press
Free
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Index
PublisherYale University Press
Release 1.429
To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Description: To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Darby English
Yale University Press
New Haven and London
in association with the
Hutchins Center for African & African American Research/Harvard University
for Douglas Crimp
Parts of this book were presented as the Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African & African American Art, delivered by Darby English in November 2016 at Harvard University. The lectures, begun in 2013, are supported by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.
To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
Next chapter