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Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture
Making and Being Made

ISBN 9780815365952
Published December 15, 2017 by Routledge
218 Pages 26 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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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

Martina Tanga

Chapter 3. Chinese in America: Flo Oy Wong, Suturing Gaps in the Weave

Melanie Herzog

Chapter 4. Rethinking Nationalist, Ethno-racist, and Gendered Myths: An Art Historical Take on Minoritarian Variations from Turkey

Eser Selen

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

John Xaviers

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

Andrea Lepage

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

Karen Frostig

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

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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.