Artwork from the ICA London season on Frantz Fanon
Kobena Mercer is a cultural worker/critic whose
varied work on the politics of representation in African diasporic
visual arts has inaugurated an important line of inquiry into
cultural politics. His first book, Welcome to the Jungle: New
Positions in Black Cultural Studies is soon to be followed
by a text tentatively titled The Black Body in Visual Culture.
Mercer maintains a presence inside and outside the academy. He
has taught at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness Program
and in the fall of 1996 he is a visiting professor in the Africana
Studies department at N.Y.U. He contributes frequently to Screen,
ArtForum, and Sight &
Below is a link to a Mercer bibliography, and we hope to reproduce
some of his written work here in the future.
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