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Le corps abstrait d’une princesse nuwaubienne : l’extra-terrestre comme figure de l’altérité dans l’œuvre de Juliana Huxtable

Abstract : This article stems from an aesthetic and semiotic study of Juliana Huxtable’s self-portraits as a nuwaubian princess in order to understand the stakes of the artistic use of the extraterrestrial’s figure in her work. From an analysis of the artworks and interviews of the artist, we esStablish that the extra-terrestrial self-portrait of Huxtable is, firstly, a philosophical and artistic exploration of the concept of race, considered as an abstract body, but also as a political affirmation tool, insofar as the nuwaubian creature appears as a metaphor for the otherness for the African-American artist. Finally, we notice that the artist is also close to queer theory when she approaches her intersex and transgender identity through a critical view of the representation of hermaphroditism in ancient art that she deconstructs, using the conceptions of gender in contemporary society and her afrofuturist aesthetics.
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Juliana Huxtable, Luc Schicharin. Le corps abstrait d’une princesse nuwaubienne : l’extra-terrestre comme figure de l’altérité dans l’œuvre de Juliana Huxtable. Images Re-Vues, le Centre d´Histoire et Théorie des Arts, 2017, Extraterrestre, 14, pp.[En ligne]. ⟨10.4000/imagesrevues.4056⟩. ⟨hal-03064605⟩

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