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Why Are They So Afraid of the Lotus? A Series of Open Questions - Anthony Huberman

A conceptual "course packet" of readings around and inspired by the work of Trinh T. Minh-ha.

Driven by the central question "What are we learning from artists today?" the second volume of A Series of Open Questions is informed by themes found in the work of Trinh T. Minh-ha, such as cultural hybridization and fluidity of identity, digital and migratory aesthetics, memory and landscape, decentered realities, feminist approaches to storytelling, meditations on death and myth, post-coloniality and decolonization, and women's work as related to cultural politics. The contributions to Why Are They So Afraid of the Lotus? embody Trinh's own weariness around categorization and investigate the ways production can come from and be based in positions of unknowing.

Writings by Trinh T.Minh-ha, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Julio Garcia Espinosa, Sky Hopinka, Tisa Bryant, Katherine McKittrick, Alexander G.Weheliye, Frantz Fanon, Christina Sharpe, Simone Browne, Astria Suparak, Camille Rankine, Kathy Zarur,Dionne Brand, Renee Gladman, Angie Morrill. Eve Tuck, Wendy Xu, Amy Fung, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton, Steffani Jemison

MIT Press, 2021
English
Softcover, 256pages
115mm x 183mm

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