We Wanted a Revolution (Paperback)

Black Radical Women, 1965-85: New Perspectives

By Catherine Morris (Editor), Rujeko Hockley (Editor)

Duke University Press, 9780872731844, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2018

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Paperback (4/21/2017)

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The Brooklyn Museum published two volumes related to its groundbreaking exhibition, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, which focused on radical approaches to feminist thinking developed by women artists and activists of color. The first volume, a Sourcebook, was published in 2017 and focused on re-presenting key voices of the period by gathering a remarkable array of historical documents. Available in 2018, the second volume, New Perspectives, includes original essays and perspectives by Aruna D'Souza, Uri McMillan, Kellie Jones, and Lisa Jones that place the exhibition's works in both historical and contemporary contexts. New Perspectives also includes two new poems by Alice Walker. The book is generously illustrated with major objects from the exhibition, installation views, and other photographs. A checklist of the exhibition as well as an extensive bibliography complete the volume. Together with the Sourcebook, New Perspectives shares this important body of art by women of color, presents their voices, provides important commentary on that time and its unresolved issues, and offers extended documentation of the exhibition.

We Wanted a Revolution will be on display at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles from October 13, 2017 through January 14, 2018; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo from February 17 through May 27, 2018; and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from June 26 through September 30, 2018.

Published by the Brooklyn Museum and distributed by Duke University Press.

About the Author

Catherine Morris is Sackler Family Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the editor of Judith Scott--Bound and Unbound; "Workt by Hand" Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts; and coeditor of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 / A Sourcebook; and Materializing "Six Years" Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art. Rujeko Hockley, formerly Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, at the Brooklyn Museum, is Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and coeditor of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 / A Sourcebook.