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Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 3 (September 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) 16 June 2018. The premiere of the music video “Apeshit” by Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Filmed inside the [...] Read more. 16 June 2018. The premiere of the music video “Apeshit” by Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Filmed inside the Louvre Museum in Paris, Beyoncé’s sexual desirability dialogues with the Western canons of high art that have dehumanized or erased the black female body. With this timely release, Apeshit engages in the current debate about the ethics of representation of a black subject in European museums. Here, I argue that Beyoncé transcends the tension between nature and culture into a syncretic language to subvert the dominant imperialistic gaze. Drawing on black feminist theories and art history, a formal analysis pinpoints how Beyoncé laces the past and present as well as the regal nakedness of her African heritage and Western conventions of the nude to convey the complexity and humanity of black women—thus drawing a critical reimagining of museal practices and enriching the collective imaginary at large. View this paper