FORA.tv Speaker - Jordana Moore Saggese

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Biography

Jordana Moore Saggese is an assistant professor of Visual Studies, and affiliated faculty in Diversity Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies and the Graduate Program in Fine Arts. Since 2009 she has served as CCA's faculty mentor to students of color. Trained as an art historian, her work focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on the expressions and theorizations of blackness. Saggese's writing has appeared in Exposure: The Journal of the Society for Photographic Education and nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. She has published work online for Artforum, CAA Reviews, The International Review of African-American Art, and most recently "smarthistory.org." Her essay, "Appropriation in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," appeared in the catalogue for the international exhibition, Ménage à Trois: Warhol, Basquiat, Clemente (Bonn: Kunst-und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 2012). Her first book Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art, which reexamines the painting practice of the often-mythologized 1980s art star Jean-Michel Basquiat, will be published by the University of California Press in the spring of 2014.

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Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child: Panel Discussion

05.15.14 | 01:02:58 min | 0 comments