New issue of liquid blackness

liquid blackness is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the open-access journal liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies (5:2), edited by Alessandra Raengo and Lauren McLeod Cramer on “blackness.”

This special issue is the second of three foundational issues on liquid blackness’s core concepts of “liquidity,” “blackness,” and “aesthetics.” Contributors reflect on how blackness indexes its own processes across sonic, chromatic, and performative registers. The authors approach the idea of “indexing” with jurisgenerative sensibility, showcasing modes of critical engagement that highlight the dynamic, self-reflective, archival knowingness of various object and practices, reaffirming the aesthetic realm as a privileged processing site. Attuned to the liquidity of the black arts, each author offers original insights into the relationship between black object-making and black art-making.

Contributors are Sampada Aranke, Lauren McLeod Cramer, Michael Boyce Gillespie, Kristin Juarez, Homay King, Walton Muyumba, Mark Anthony Neal, Alessandra Raengo, Jared Sexton, and Lisa Uddin.

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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