Jennifer Packer Reading List

Reading List: Jennifer Packer

A reading list compiled by Jennifer Packer, together with curators Melissa Blanchflower and Natalia Grabowska that have influenced Packer’s work and expand on the themes of her Serpentine exhibition, The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing.

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Ed. Ruth Erickson, Kevin Beasley (ICA Boston)

Charles Gaines, Laurence Rassel, Greg Tate, Kerry James Marshall (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals

bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman?

Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House

Isabella Maidment & Andrea Schlieker, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night

Denise Murrell, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today | Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse (Musée d’Orsay and Columbia, NY)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen

Sebastian Schütze, Caravaggio. The Complete Works

Christina Sharpe, In The Wake: On Blackness and Being

Robert Storr, Philip Guston, A Life Spent Painting

Kehinde Wiley (Rizzoli)

Whitney Biennial 2019 catalogue

Ed. Lydia Yee, Cameron Foote and Candy Stobbs, Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium (Whitechapel)

Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing exhibition catalogue. Purchase your copy here.

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