“AA Meeting” (Smith’s Twilight: Los
Angeles), 151–55
accents. See language, speech, and
Acconci, Vito, 37–38, 62, 214
The Adventures of a Nurse (Antin), 115
affinity- based, depoliticized model of
identity, 217–18
African Americans. See entries at black
African art, 246n10
Afri-coBrA (African Commune of
Bad Relevant Artists), 36
Afro- Asian celebrities, 219–20
agency: autobiographical component
of works and, 23; black feminism
and, 97; Lee on, 221–23; mimicry
and, 156; Piper on, 44; Piper’s Mythic
Being and, 54
“The Agenda for the Nineties: Make It
Multicultural” (Jones), 142–43
A.i.r. (Artists in Residence) Gallery,
New York, 100–103, 257n56
Albright, Madeleine, 10
American school of art, 245n10
“Anna Deavere Smith: Acting as Incor-
porating” (Schechner), 166
anthropologist language, Piper and,
48–49. See also ethnographic turn
The Anti- Aesthetic (Foster), 84–85
antihumanism, and Smith’s Twilight:
Los Angeles, 153–54
Antin, Eleanor: audience and, 103, 126–
33; the Ballerina, 114–15; blackface
and, 103–5, 109–12, 115–16; the Black
Movie Star, 98, 115–16, 259n116; cul-
tural and discursive milieus and, 7,
83–87; dialogue strategy and, 97–98;
feminism and, 90, 99–100; letter to
the editor by, in Chrysalis, 98–100;
mission statement of, 98; the Nurse,
115; Orientalist critique and, 121–26;
Pocahontas, 88, plate 4; as post-
conceptualist, 86–87, 216; race-
paranoia of, 130–31, 261n154; return
of, to whiteness, 132–33; rhetorical
persona and, 22–23; self- doubt of,
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