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Blondell Cummings

A resource of selected archives, bibliographies, and pedagogical tools relating to the work of choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings (1944-2015).

Art History and Visual Culture Studies

  • Asselin, Olivier, Johanne Lamoureux, et al., eds. Precarious Visualities : New Perspectives on Identification in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. Montréal; Ithaca : McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.

  • Cahan, Susan E. Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power. Duke University Press Books, 2016.

  • Drew, Kimberly and Jenna Wortham. Black Futures. New York: One World, 2020.

  • Fleetwood, Nicole R. Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2011.

  • Fusco, Coco and Brian Wallis, eds. Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self. New York: International Center of Photography in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 2003.

  • McMillan, Uri. Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance. New York: NYU Press, 2015.

  • Mitchell, W. J. T. Seeing Through Race. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

  • Phelan, Peggy. Art and Feminism. London: Phaidon Press, 2012.

  • Bishop, Claire. “The Perils and Possibilities of Dance in the Museum: Tate, MoMA, and Whitney.” Dance Research Journal 46, no. 3 (2014): 63–76. 

  • Gaines, Malik. “The Quadruple-Consciousness of Nina Simone.” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 23, no. 2 (June 17, 2013): 248–67.

  • King-Hammond, Leslie and Lowery Stokes Sims. Art as a Verb: The Evolving Continuum: Installations, Performances and Videos by 13 Afro-American Artists.  Baltimore: Maryland Institute College of Art, 1988.

  • Morris, Catherine and Rujeko Hockley, eds. We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85: A Sourcebook. Brooklyn, NY: Duke University Press Books, 2017.

  • Oliver, Valerie Cassel, ed. Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2013.

  • Schimmel, Paul and Kristine Stiles. Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979. Los Angeles and London:: Museum of Contemporary Art and Thames & Hudson, 1998.