“Salvaging such defiant beauty from scraps of resilient black, rubber provide a compelling metaphor of African American survival in the modern world.”
Matthew Guy Nichols, in an Art in America article on
rubber, tires, wood
8:59 pm • 19 May 2013 • 68 notes
“Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.”
— Nikki Giovanni
10:14 pm • 16 May 2013 • 1,274 notes
“Support from the Black community for the Black artist is gradually developing, but it seems that the real job still remains in the hands of the art institutions - galleries and museums - to provide the Black artists with that kind of professional and prestigious support [they] need for [their] continued development on both the economic and aesthetic levels.”
— Hale Woodruff, The Black Artist in America: A Symposium (1969)
6:16 pm • 16 May 2013 • 63 notes
The New Jemima, 1964
6:08 pm • 16 May 2013 • 106 notes
barka - cigarette break poster 2013
Format 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Paper high quality
Sent rolled in a large protective tube
Edition of 50
Signed by artist
From the ‘very ambitious’ poster series, ‘cigarette break’ was inspired by women working in demanding jobs.
i made an error with the online shop. sorry. now shipping available everywhere. boom.
1:21 pm • 16 May 2013 • 504 notes
The trinidad+tobago film festival and ARC Magazine present an open call for artists working with video and sound art, interactive installation and experimental film to submit works to be included in the 3rd annual New Media programme. The new jury prize for best film/video is $5000TT. Deadline for submissions is May 31st, apply today: http://bit.ly/ZDwlgw
11:59 am • 16 May 2013 • 52 notes
Izidwedwe as part of Isnila Yomuntu (after Pistoletto)
2010, photo credit Robert Hamblin.
10:59 am • 16 May 2013 • 39 notes
Eaten by the Heart, Part 1
10:54 am • 16 May 2013 • 19 notes
The Finding Aid: Black Women at the Intersection of Art and Archiving is an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art practices and community-based archiving. The event’s organization is based on the idea of a ‘finding aid’ -a document used in archives for accessibility and discovery. We will transform a finding aid from an archival inventory/guide into an artistic archival experience. Our goal for this event is that people leave knowing what an archive and archivist is or can be, and that people feel empowered to begin their own archival/artistic practice or feel moved to engage with existing archives.
PROCESSING AND OTHER INFORMATION
Event Panelists: Arianne Edmonds, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Miranda Mims, Kameelah Rasheed, Shawn(ta) Smith
Event Artists: Salome Asega, Sonia Louise Davis, Arianne Edmonds, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Marilyn Nance, Kameelah Rasheed, Shawn(ta) Smith
10:00 am • 16 May 2013 • 53 notes
East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
12th Annual ECBACC Convention - an annual gathering of comic book artists, writers, their fans and retailers who are interested in discussing, buying and selling comic books, sci-fi, action figures and related material by and / or about Black superheroes / super-powered characters / adventures
AfriCoz Contest - the first costume and cosplay contest celebrating characters of African descent in comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and film
Synergy Reading Workshop facilitated by Metropolarity.net member and Laser Life founder Alex Smith
2013 Glyph Comic Awards - honoring and recognizing those creators making great contributions to the African image in graphic novels, comic strips and comic books
ECBACC S.T.A.R.S (Storytelling That Advances Reading Skills) - a program held at the Free Library of Philadelphia to address the literacy skills of young people by using interactive comic book themed exercises that promote reading as fun and exciting
This weekend! Programming schedule here:
10:36 pm • 15 May 2013 • 626 notes
#The Finding Aid: The Finding Aid: Black Women at the Intersection of Art and Archiving...
The Finding Aid: Black Women at the Intersection of Art and Archivingis an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art practices and community-based archiving.
The event’s organization is based on the idea of a finding aid. A finding aid is a document used in archives for accessibility and discovery. We will transform a finding aid from an archival inventory/guide into an artistic archival experience.
Our goal for this event is that people leave knowing what an archive and archivist is or can be, and that people feel empowered to begin their own archival/artistic practice or feel moved to engage with existing archives.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 6:30pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Langston Hughes Auditorium
6:35 pm • 15 May 2013 • 289 notes
Gordon Parks, Segregated drinking fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956, (1956) at Adamson Gallery.
1:08 pm • 14 May 2013 • 492 notes