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Deborah Willis

Born, 1948 in Philadelphia, USA

For the Transforming the Crown catalogue (1997), Deborah Willis supplied the essay ‘Talking Back: Black Women’s Visual Liberation Through Photography’. Deborah Willis was part of the “Curatorial Debates since the 1980s” panel at the Shades of Black conference, 20 April 2001, Duke University.

Deborah Willis contributed a text -  Picturing the New Negro Woman - for the catalogue accompanying the major exhibition Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, which was curated by Barbara Thompson, curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. The exhibition was originated by Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire and exhibited there April 1 - August 10, 2008 before touring to venues in Wellesley, Massachusetts and San Diego, California.

The exhibition featured contributions by the following artists: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Renée Cox, Sokari Douglas Camp, Angéle Etoundi Essamba, Lalla Assia Essaydi, Emile Guebehi, Senzeni Marasela, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Hassan Musa, Wangechi Mutu, Ingrid Mwangi/Robert Hutter - IngridMwangiRobertHutter Collective, Magdalene Odundo, Etiyé Dimma Poulsen, Alison Saar, Joyce J. Scott, Berni Searle, Fazal Sheikh, Malick Sidibé, Penny Siopsis, Maud Sulter, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Carla Williams.

Apart from Deborah Willis herself, the catalogue featured contributions by the following artists, curators and scholars: Ifi Amadiume, Ayo Abietou Coly, Enid Schildkrout, Christraud Geary, Barbara Thompson, Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, and Carla Williams.

Related items

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»  Charles White: A Retrospective

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2018

click to show details of Shades of Black (book)

»  Shades of Black (book)

Book relating to a publication, 2005

click to show details of Shades of Black book review (Art Monthly)

»  Shades of Black book review (Art Monthly)

Review relating to a publication, 2005

click to show details of Transforming the Crown

»  Transforming the Crown

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

Related exhibitions

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»  The Bronx Museum of the Arts

United States of America

»  Caribbean Cultural Center

United States of America

»  Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

»  San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego, California, United States of America

»  Studio Museum in Harlem

New York, United States of America