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Blackpop - Shaheen Merali

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Published: 1st November 2004
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Shaheen Merali is an artist who puts popular culture through its paces. He is acutely aware of how popular culture is a carrier of social prejudice and invective, and as such, his work is exercised specifically by the racial and racist content of popular culture. Whether his series of life-size paper constructions of black celebrities or his use of flowerpots and toys to represent people of colour, Merali explores and questions the relationship between racist desire and disgust, between consumer goods and art fetishes, between the sweet icing of kitsch and brutal racist violence. Through his work, it becomes clear that the most trivial objects of amusement carry an inordinate wealth of history, knowledge and prejudice.

'Shaheen Merali is an artist who puts popular culture through its paces ... He is exercised specifically by the racial and racist content of popular culture.' Dave Beech

Introduction by Dave Beech - Masquerade as Masculinity: notes on Shaheen Merali's Paradigms Lost by Adrian Rifkin - Tales from the Dark Side: Double Agency by Jean Fisher - Dark Matters by Hito Stereyl

ISBN: 9780863567087
ISBN-10: 0863567088
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Saqi Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.5  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1