KOBENA MERCER

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Artwork from the ICA London season on Frantz Fanon


Kobena Mercer is a cultural worker/critic whose varied work on the politics of representation in African diasporic visual arts has inaugurated an important line of inquiry into post-identitarian
cultural politics. His first book, Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies is soon to be followed by a text tentatively titled The Black Body in Visual Culture. Mercer maintains a presence inside and outside the academy. He has taught at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness Program and in the fall of 1996 he is a visiting professor in the Africana Studies department at N.Y.U. He contributes frequently to Screen, ArtForum, and Sight & Sound.

Below is a link to a Mercer bibliography, and we hope to reproduce some of his written work here in the future.


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