Amalia Amaki: Boxes, Buttons, and the Blues

Amalia Amaki Boxes Buttons and the Blues For than three decades Amalia Amaki has garnered critical acclaim for works that examine the beauty music experience and contributions of African Americans This volume brings together her photogra

Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know For Weems is an art photographer, performance artist, activist and videographer well known for her photographic series and multi screen projections relating to About WonderRoot About ART, ON PURPOSE WonderRoot is an arts organization that works to improve the cultural and social landscape of Atlanta through creative initiatives and community partnerships We believe that social change is both a values system and a path of action the belief that society isn t perfect and the understanding that we have the

  • Title: Amalia Amaki: Boxes, Buttons, and the Blues
  • Author: Amalia Amaki Leslie King-Hammond
  • ISBN: 9780295985411
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For than three decades, Amalia Amaki has garnered critical acclaim for works that examine the beauty, music, experience, and contributions of African Americans This volume brings together her photographs, quilts, souvenir fans, and mixed media works Incorporating fabric, beads, pearls, buttons, paint, glitter, and photographs with cultural symbols and visual puns, AFor than three decades, Amalia Amaki has garnered critical acclaim for works that examine the beauty, music, experience, and contributions of African Americans This volume brings together her photographs, quilts, souvenir fans, and mixed media works Incorporating fabric, beads, pearls, buttons, paint, glitter, and photographs with cultural symbols and visual puns, Amaki challenges and reconfigures American history in original and meaningful ways Her artwork examines the breadth and overarching significance of heritage and American culture This book focuses on the legacies of race and gender in the United States, contests one dimensional ideas about black life, and debunks mainstream beliefs about African Americans.

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