Identity/alterity re-de-constructed in repetition and difference

Deepwell, Katy ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Identity/alterity re-de-constructed in repetition and difference. Art History, 44 (3) . pp. 554-571. ISSN 0141-6790 [Article] (doi:10.1111/1467-8365.12579)

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This essay offers a close reading of Verdi Yahooda's work Photo Booth Classic (1974–present), its presentation as artists’ pages in n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, 17, January 2006, and in the exhibitions Said (London: Camberwell Space, 2008) and Now! Now! In more than one place (London: Cookhouse and Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2016) organized by the Black Arts and Modernism project. The differences in format and presentation over time, as well as the making of this work, as an action performed by the artist in monthly cycles over forty years, are considered in relation to other artworks, the use of documentation as medium, and questions about feminism, ethnicity and Jewishness. The aim is to move beyond the ready identification of this work as simply another example of a woman artist's performance made as if self-to-camera, or as identity politics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Rethinking British Art: Black Artists and Modernism,
June 2021
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > CREATE/Feminisms cluster
Item ID: 33463
Notes on copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Art History published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the Association for Art History
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2021 14:54
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 01:34

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