Title : UR HEAD IS MINE
Curators: Yolene Grant + Yulan Grant
Venue: AC Institute
Location: 547 West 27 Street, New York, NY 10001
Date: July 31 - August 21, 2014 (Each Thursday)
Event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1444297175837853
UR HEAD IS MINE, is a meeting of bodies for nights of revenge.
An intimate summer performance series that brings together [ gay and_or brown and_or fluid ] artists for nights of actions fueled by frustration. This is a takeover of spaces that we have historically been excluded from. We want to create an environment that facilitates the gathering of our communities, and a platform to voice our collective disillusionment with the systems we operate within. This is four (4) intensive weeks with no theoretical parameters, just our bodies at play.
///SUMMER NIGHTS WILL INCLUDE\\
- Gathering in the places that don’t want us
can’t stand us
can’t take y’all nowhere.
10:34 pm • 23 July 2014 • 50 notes
Charles Gaines, Faces, Set #4: Stephan W. Walls, 1978
12:13 am • 23 July 2014 • 122 notes
“Looking into relationships in a broad sense, be it personal, political, religious or social, I see the essential need to delve into these relationships and research where we have gone wrong, to the dark, yet true side of life, to find answers in order to progress, that is, if we allow ourselves. It is in my work that I have all the space and freedom to compliment this, to ask questions, offer suggestions and ask for forgiveness… all I want is to groom and nurture the love and respect which seems to have frozen amongst ourselves and to free the massive tension that holds us.”
— Virginia Chihota
11:36 pm • 22 July 2014 • 83 notes
Born in 1973 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
11:28 pm • 22 July 2014 • 298 notes
“When I start a project or when I do a piece, I don’t begin in any specific way. I collect lots of specific materials including paper, plastic, textiles and wood. The only thing that remains constant is that they have to be black; it’s a kind of signature. Black is a statement, and when I’m using black I’m actually using lots of colours. But there is no specific meaning; it depends on space and on context, and most importantly on my emotions.”
— Joël Andrianomearisoa
11:23 pm • 22 July 2014 • 59 notes
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress.
11:16 pm • 22 July 2014 • 1,563 notes
Born 1932, Bobodioulasso, Burkina Faso
11:14 pm • 22 July 2014 • 303 notes