284 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.6 in
December 7, 2001
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0415251745
ISBN - 13: 9780415251747
From the Publisher
Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco is one of North America's leading interpreters of intercultural theory and practice. This volume gathers together her finest writings since 1995 and includes critical essays by Jean Fisher and Caroline Vercoe that interpret her work.
Engaging and provocative, these essays, interviews, performance scripts andfotonovelastake readers on a tour of our current multicultural landscape. Fusco explores such issues as sex tourism in Cuba as a barometer of the island's entry into the global economy, Frantz Fanon's theorization of metropolitan blackness, and artistic and net activist responses to the effects of free trade on the Mexican populace. She interviews such postcolonial personnae as Isaac Julien, Hilton Als and Tracey Moffatt. Approaching the dynamics of cultural fusion from many angles, Fusco's satires, commentaries, and sociological inquiries collapse boundaries, and form a sustained meditation on how the forces of globalization impact upon the making of art.
About the Author
Coco Fusco is the author ofEnglish is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas(1995) and the editor ofCorpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas(1999). She is an associate professor at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
"Fusco is a fine journalist, patient, obsessive and skeptical. There is a probing relentlessness throughout the essay that is a recognisable signature, a distinctive tenacity that exemplifies the seriousness and singularity of Coco Fusco's ongoing project.."-Kodwo Eshun, NKA, Fall/Winter 2003 "Fusco, a consummate insider, positions herself as an outsider, someone alive to the endless war of position that is the contemporary art market. It is a stance exemplified in her prose style which is at one and the same time fank and combative, gossipy and malicious, historically minded and earnestly, even righteously pessimistic.."-Kodwo Eshun, NKA, Fall/Winter 2003 "It is rare that one finds such a global thinker such as Coco Fusco whose vision manages to encompass issues within contemporary art such as racial identity, performance, the black body and public space witha conscience of history and power...Fusco delivers within her texts a heavy research base and an intense undestanding of her homelands political crisis... Fusco's writings are meaty and rich...I found Fusco's writings and her work exciting and inspiring and in many ways a sentinel in regards to our own very passive conceptual civillity. The Bodies That Were Not Ours is itself a discourse within the language of contemporary art and a valuable collection of texts. -Christian Thompson, Fineartforum.org.""Provacative and elegant... Writing about ethnic and artistic identity with acute insight and obvious passion for her vari