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Cahan, Susan

Overview
Works: 19 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 2,862 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Collector, Contributor, Editor, zxx, Curator
Classifications: N6538.N5, 700.8996073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Cahan
Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power by Tate Modern (Londres)( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? This significant new publication, accompanying an exhibition at Tate Modern, surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of twentieth-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams and Frank Bowling. This book features substantial essays from co-curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration respectively. It will also explore the art historical and social contexts with subjects including black feminism; AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups; the role of museums in the debates of the period; and where visual art sat in relation to the Black Arts Movement
Mounting frustration : the art museum in the age of Black power by Susan Cahan( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prior to 1967 fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions had featured the work of African American artists. And by the time the civil rights movement reached the American art museum, it had already crested: the first public demonstrations to integrate museums occurred in late 1968, twenty years after the desegregation of the military and fourteen years after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. In Mounting Frustration Susan E. Cahan investigates the strategies African American artists and museum professionals employed as they wrangled over access to and the direction of New York City's elite museums. Drawing on numerous interviews with artists and analyses of internal museum documents, Cahan gives a detailed and at times surprising picture of the institutional and social forces that both drove and inhibited racial justice in New York's museums. Cahan focuses on high-profile and wildly contested exhibitions that attempted to integrate African American culture and art into museums, each of which ignited debate, dissension, and protest. The Metropolitan Museum's 1969 exhibition Harlem on My Mind was supposed to represent the neighborhood, but it failed to include the work of the black artists living and working there. While the Whitney's 1971 exhibition Contemporary Black Artists in America featured black artists, it was heavily criticized for being haphazard and not representative. The Whitney show revealed the consequences of museums' failure to hire African American curators, or even white curators who possessed knowledge of black art. Cahan also recounts the long history of the Museum of Modern Art's institutional ambivalence toward contemporary artists of color, which reached its zenith in its 1984 exhibition "Primitivism" in Twentieth Century Art. Representing modern art as a white European and American creation that was influenced by the "primitive" art of people of color, the show only served to further devalue and cordon off African American art. In addressing the racial politics of New York's art world, Cahan shows how aesthetic ideas reflected the underlying structural racism and inequalities that African American artists faced. These inequalities are still felt in America's museums, as many fundamental racial hierarchies remain intact: art by people of color is still often shown in marginal spaces; one-person exhibitions are the preferred method of showing the work of minority artists, as they provide curators a way to avoid engaging with the problems of complicated, interlocking histories; and whiteness is still often viewed as the norm. The ongoing process of integrating museums, Cahan demonstrates, is far broader than overcoming past exclusions."--Publisher's description
Contemporary art and multicultural education by Susan Cahan( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary art and multicultural education is the first book of its kind to address the role of art within today's multicultural education. Co-published with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, this beautifully illustrated book provides both theoretical foundations and practical resources for art educators and students, combining exquisite color reproductions, statements from contemporary artists and interviews with notable educators. Absent from multicultural art education is an approach which connects everyday experience, social critique and creative expression with classroom learning; for students from widely-varied backgrounds and differing levels of English comprehension, art becomes a vital means of reflecting upon the nature of society and social existence. To this end, this volume features both works of art and artists' personal statements in English and Spanish with lesson plans which explore topics that connect what students learn in school to what life experiences might reveal
Felix Gonzalez-Torres by Félix González-Torres( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Cuba, Felix Gonzalez-Torres is best known for public artworks which invite the viewer's participation. In this publication, illustrated with video and performance stills and reproductions; the artist talks about his commitment to social change and the role of the artist in society. One of the few indepth publications on this pivotal conceptual artist."--Amazon
Carrie Mae Weems : the Louisiana Project by Carrie Mae Weems( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I remember Heaven : Jim Hodges and Andy Warhol by Jim Hodges( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Jan - April 2007
Contemporary art and multicultural education( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary art in multicultural education( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical image resource room : a viewer participation project of the New Museum of Contemporary Art( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking contemporary art and multicultural education by New Museum( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education builds upon the pedagogy of the first edition to present new possibilities and modes of understanding art, culture, and their relationships to students and ourselves
The Louisiana project by Carrie Mae Weems( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical image resource room : a viewer participation project of the New Museum of Contemporary Art ...( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix Gonzalez-Torres( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix Gonzalez-Torres by Tim Rollins( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiction of authenticity : Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri by Susan Cahan( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Kelly: Interim( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interim by Mary Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inventing the multicultural museum : a critical study of Harlem on My Mind by Susan Cahan( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Homemade TV : a video empowerment project( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While viewing a museum exhibition on the history of television, visitors are encouraged to borrow a movie camera and make their own movie, then staff helps in the editing process. This video shows 10 of these 'home' videos
 
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Felix Gonzalez-TorresCarrie Mae Weems : the Louisiana ProjectI remember Heaven : Jim Hodges and Andy WarholContemporary art and multicultural educationContemporary art in multicultural educationRethinking contemporary art and multicultural educationThe Louisiana projectFelix Gonzalez-TorresFelix Gonzalez-Torres
Alternative Names
Cahan, Susan E.

Languages
English (60)