Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Betye Saar: Artist Talk

The theme of this post is the iconic image of Aunt Jemima in the work of Betye Saar. The first interview focuses on Saar's signature piece, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima (1972) which is in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California at Berkeley; and the second focuses on The Resurrection of Aunt Jemima. The full series, from which these interviews are taken, speak to other topical interests that highlight the depth, scope, and coverage of the artist's work; her professional relationships; and an overall reflection of a life in art. The other interviews in the series include: The Watts Riot, The Influence of the African DiasporaArtistic Style, and the Impact of No Art in Schools.

Derogatory Images      Stereotypes     Collages      Puns    

      Assemblages     Symbolism      Black Power         

Heroes     Protest      Recycle

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