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PTDW Fight Against Inequity and Racism Guide

PTDW’s Fight Against Inequity and Racism (FAIR) Library Guide

Articles / Chapters

Below you'll find chapters and articles recommended by PTDW faculty. Many of these resources are password protected. If provided by Flaxman Library you’ll be prompted for the SAIC/ARTIC SSO login (same as your School email login). If provided by the Painting & Drawing Department, you’ll be prompted with a google account login and should login with your school email credentials. Open access/free resources will be indicated with an asterisk (*No login required).
PRO TIP: Sign in to MyAccount first (with ARTIC login) and then click the links below to read online if available.

25 Texts on ‘Community’ in Question: Conversations on Art, Activism, and Community: Think Tank Reader Vol IV (2009).” *No login required

Adams, Lauren Frances. “Occupy Museums, Part 1.” Temporary Art Review, July 30, 2012. *No login required

Ahmed, Sara. “The Orient and Other Others.” In Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, 109–56. E-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. 

Bankowsky, Jack, and Liz Kotz. “The Body You Want.” Artforum International: New York, November 1, 1992. 

Bhabha, Homi. “Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse.” October 28 (1984): 125–33. 

Black, Hannah, Ciarán Finlayson, and Tobi Haslett. “The Tear Gas Biennial: A Statement from Hannah Black, Ciarán Finlayson, and Tobi Haslett Regarding Warren Kanders and the 2019 Whitney Biennial.” Artforum/Slant, July 17, 2019. *No login required

Brown, Adrienne M. “Creating More Possibilities: How We Move towards Life.” In Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, 151–66. Chico, California: AK Press, 2017. 

Cheng, Anne Anlin. “Ornamentalism: A Feminist Theory for the Yellow Woman.” Critical Inquiry 44, no. 3 (March 2018): 415–46. 

Copeland, Huey. “A Seat at the Table: Notes of an Institutional Creature∗.” October, no. 168 (Spring 2019): 63–78.

Dávila, Arlene. “In Memoriam of the Art World’s Romance With Diversity.” Hyperallergic, April 17, 2020. *No login required

Davis, Angela Y. “Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism.” In Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, 1–12. Chicago, Illinois: Haymarket Books, 2016. 

Green, Kai M., and Marquis Bey. “Where Black Feminist Thought and Trans* Feminism Meet: A Conversation.” Souls 19, no. 4 (October 2, 2017): 438–54. (REQUEST FROM INTERLIBRARY LOAN)

Greer, G. H. “Who Needs the Undercommons? Refuge and Resistance in Public High Schools.” Brock Education Journal 28, no. 1 (December 10, 2018): 5–18. *No login required

Harney, Stefano. “Fantasy in the Hold.” In The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, 84–99. Wivenhoe ; Minor Compositions, 2013.

Heresies Collective. “Lesbian Art and Artists Issue.” Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics 1, no. 3 (1977). *No login required

Heresies Collective. “Racism Is the Issue.” Heresies:  A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics 4, no. 2 (1982). *No login required

Heresies Collective. “Third World Women: The Politics of Being Other Issue.Heresies:  A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics 2, no. 4 (1979). *No login required

hooks, bell. “An Aesthetic of Blackness: Strange and Oppositional.” Lenox Avenue: A Journal of Interarts Inquiry 1 (1995): 65–72.

hooks, bell. “Introduction: Teaching to Transgress.” In Teaching to Transgress Education as the Practice of Freedom, 1–12. Taylor and Francis, 2014.

Keyes, O. K. “A Review of Legacy Russell’s Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto.” Studies in Art Education 62, no. 3 (2021): 296–301. 

Kleekamp, Evan. “From Adequate Screens.” Open Space, May 12, 2020. *No login required

Kleekamp, Evan. “Divergence from the Norm: Commodity Impairment in Emily Barker’s Built to Scale.Avery Review, 2020. *No login required

Kleekamp, Evan. “Index.” In Let Me Be an Object That Screams. Chicago: Gallery 400, 2017. (PTDW login required)

Kleekamp, Evan. “Some Trees.” X-TRA, Dash Column, May 1, 2019. *No login required

Kuo, Michelle, and Gregg Bordowitz. “Cultural Appropriation: A Roundtable.(THE POLITICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE).” Artforum International 55, no. 10 (2017): 266, 268-277.

Kwan, SanSan. “Scratching the Lotus Blossom Itch.” Tessera 31 (January 1, 2002).

Loos, Adolf. “Ornament and Crime 1908.” In Crime and Ornament : The Arts and Popular Culture in the Shadow of Adolf Loos, 29–36. Toronto, Ontario: YYZ Books, 2002.

Mercer, Kobena. “Looking for Trouble.” Transition, no. 51 (1991): 184–97.

Mercer, Kobena. “Reading Racial Fetishism: The Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe.” In Welcome to the Jungle. Routledge, 1994. 

Morgan, Kelli Dr. “To Bear Witness: Real Talk about White Supremacy in Art Museums Today.” Burnaway, June 24, 2020. *No login required

Morris, Matt, and Jade Yumang. “He Had Money and Standing, They Had Youth and Beauty: A Response to About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and Queer Art.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 3 (2019): 166–88.

Morris, Matt. “Krista Franklin at the Poetry Foundation.” Artforum/artguide. Accessed May 25, 2023. *No login required

Morris, Matt. “Let Me Be an Evil Genie of Objects That Screams.” In Let Me Be an Object That Screams. Chicago: Gallery 400, 2017. (PTDW login required)

Moten, Fred. “Seeing Things.” In Stolen Life. Consent Not to Be a Single Being; [v. 2]. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018.

ruangrupa, Papastergiadis Nikos "Living Lumbung: The Shared Spaces of Art and Life" 1-9 in e-flux journal #118, May 2021

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” In Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, edited by Cary Nelson and Grossberg, Lawrence. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. “Questions of Multiculturalism.” In The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues, 59–66. New York, N.Y: Routledge, 1990. 

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. “Subaltern Studies : Deconstructing Historiography.” In Selected Subaltern Studies, edited by Ranajit Guha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Thampi G. B. Mohan. "Rasa as Aesthetic Experience" The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1965.

Viso, Olga. “Decolonizing the Art Museum: The Next Wave: Op-Ed Contributor.” New York Times (Online). New York: New York Times Company, May 1, 2018. 

Wong, Ryan. “A Syllabus for Making Work About Race as a White Artist in America.” Hyperallergic, April 6, 2017.