Transcultural Encounters

Transcultural Encounters Gender and Genre in Franco-Maghreb Art - Rethinking Art's Histories

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Art since the 1980s reveals a striking proliferation of works exploring the complex cross-cultural identities that have resulted from a long history of exchange between France and the Maghreb. This adventurous study examines distinctively visual means of presenting 'Franco-Maghrebi' identities in performance, video, photography and installation art. Transcultural encounters investigates the ways in which such art spurs a re-thinking of both postcolonial and feminist issues and critical terms in an uneven globalised frame. It demonstrates how this corpus develops art historical debates concerning gender and representation, while also considering emerging visions of the Maghreb. Analysing a wide range of works presented in galleries, online or in the street, this study shows how they test the boundaries of established art genres, calling for the invention of new modalities of 'reading' transnational visual culture. The first book to explore postcolonial and feminist approaches to contemporary art from a 'Francophone' space, Transcultural encounters incorporates much material that has previously received little critical attention. The book will be of interest to researchers in French studies, postcolonial studies, visual studies and gender studies, as well as curators and artists working across cultures and media.

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Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719087103
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.65
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: viii, 239
Weight: 528g
Height: 239mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 24mm