Taking citizenship as a political position, cultural process, and intertwining of both, this edited volume examines the role of visual art and visual culture as sites for the construction and contestation of both state-sanctioned and cultural citizenships from the late 1970s to today. Contributors to this book examine an assortment of visual media—painting, sculpture, photography, performance, the built environment, new media, and social practice—within diverse and international communities, such as the United States, South Africa, Turkey, and New Zealand. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to, citizenship in terms of: nation building, civic practices, border zones, transnationalism, statelessness, and affects of belonging as well as alternate forms of, or resistance to, citizenship.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1. Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture: An Introduction
Corey Dzenko and Theresa Avila
Chapter 2. A Bid for Direct Representation: Creative Participation in Franco Vaccari’s Photomatic d’Italia
Chapter 3. Chinese in America: Flo Oy Wong, Suturing Gaps in the Weave
Chapter 4. Rethinking Nationalist, Ethno-racist, and Gendered Myths: An Art Historical Take on Minoritarian Variations from Turkey
Chapter 5. Potentials of Exchange, Fellowship, and Love: Contemporary Art, Citizenship, and Performance in South Africa
Raél Jero Salley
Chapter 6. Toward an Artistic Insurgency in India: Post-National Impulses in Contemporary Art
Chapter 7. The Visibility of Media Citizenship and the Invisibility in Mikhail Sebastian’s Samoan Vacation
Emily Sue Kofoed
Chapter 8. This is Your America: Vincent Valdez’s The Strangest Fruit
Chapter 9. Temporary Use: Exploring the Links Between Volunteering and Citizenship
Sally Carlton and Suzanne Vallance
Chapter 10. Activism and Citizenship: Performing Memory and Acts of Memorialization in Austria
Chapter 11. Sounding Citizenship: An Ongoing Discussion on Art, Affect, and Belonging
Gabrielle Moser with Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell)
Chapter 12. Radical Listening: Art and Citizenship in the Public Square—An Interview
Sheryl Oring with Corey Dzenko
Corey Dzenko is Assistant Professor of Art History at Monmouth University.
Theresa Avila is Assistant Professor of Art History at California State University, Channel Islands.