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Embodied AvatarsGenealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance$
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Uri McMillan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781479802111

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Performing Objects

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(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Embodied Avatars
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Uri McMillan

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0006

The introduction begins with a brief discussion of Lorraine O’Grady’s Mlle Bourgeoise Noire to discuss the risks and rewards of becoming the subject and object of art. It delineates the three key concepts undergirding Embodied Avatars—black performance art, objecthood, and avatar production—and their relationship to the book’s focus on black women performers and artists from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Keywords:   Lorraine O’Grady, Black performance art, performance art, Black women artists, avant garde, objecthood, avatar production

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