oil on linen, 27 x 32 inches.
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oil on linen, 27 x 32 inches.
left to right, installation view.
team gallery, 2012.
Indigenous people of Brazil trying to prevent their eviction from an old indigenous museum which they have been living in for the past 7 years.
On March 22nd all of the inhabitants and their supporters were forcibly removed or arrested.
The building is being destroyed to make a parking lot :(
SUNDAY SESSIONS presents Kalup Linzy’s Romantic Loner in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Institute
Sunday, April 14, 2013
4 PM · VW DomeTICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 day-of the event
Purchase online, HERE.
Kalup Linzy presents the live performance component of his new transmedia work Romantic Loner which additionally encompasses a feature film, two shorts, prints, and an album. Romantic Loner tells the story of Linzy’s alter ego, Kaye, who, after a series of failed relationships, attends an artist residency and soul searches. For Sunday Sessions, Linzy performs original songs accompanied by a six piece band and video projections, including Man Pussy, Chest Full of Tears, and Kaye’s Theme (OK), along with cover tunes by The Chi-Lites, Whitney Houston and his old favorite, Chewing Gum.
This event is co-sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute.
Using any bit of raw material available, from metal scraps and glass, to hair and light bulbs, Beninoise artist Calixte Dakpogan creates these incredibly unique one-of-a-kind sculptures all by hand, drawing much of his inspiration from Fon statues from the early 19th century.
Born in 1958, Calixte Dakpogan is from Goukoumé neighbourhood in the Beninoise capital city of Porto-Novo, the “District of Ogun”, the god of iron. His ancestor, Sagbo Ayato held the coveted position of a blacksmith in the court of King Toffa in Porto-Novo.
About his work, Dakpohan says,
“All my sculptures are about my country of Benin, my culture, my environment, my beliefs and my world view.”
There’s a Romare Bearden app and it’s FREE!
SITES is pleased to announce that two FREE apps are available in conjunction with our traveling exhibition “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.”
For both iOS and Android, the first is a conversational audio tour(available for web here) with 20 stops that gives listeners new intellectual routes into the works of Romare Bearden and into the bewitching heart of Homer’s “The Odyssey.” Voices on the tour include Dr. Robert O’Meally, exhibition curator and Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is joined by Diedra Harris-Kelley, Bearden’s niece and the co-director of the Romare Bearden Foundation. Artist, writer and musician, Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, provides additional perspective, contributing his own thoughts about Bearden’s genius. Jazz musician Branford Marsalis contributes to the audio tour with the song “Sea Breeze,” originally composed by the multi-talented Romare Bearden. more
“Black Friday” 2013 | Shikeith Cathey | 11X17 Archival Print on Canvas
Fresthetic Artist Talk: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
I talked with Fresthetic about my work, and the upcoming show Stop Telling Women to Smile.
Fresthetic does a lot of cool stuff, and I encourage people to also watch some of their other artist talks. (Especially Joshua Mays’. He’s so damn good.)
Ironing Out The Kinks
Iron, Hair, Cotton Dress
art by omiiroo. title…wacha upuzi….done 2012…omiiroo Nyeusi …fb.
Spring 2003 Harlem Postcard
How many Harlem postcards do you have?
AFRICANS OF NOTE: Bob Gosani
Much is not known about South African photographer Bob Gosani’s early life and sadly, details on how he passed away in 1972, in his late 30s, are difficult to find. But what is certain is that Gosani’s work made a profound and pivotal contribution to the anti-Apartheid regime in South Africa - most especially through his documentation of the ‘Tauza dance’, a humiliating and degrading act that black prisoners were forced to perform at The Fort prison in Hillbrow, to ensure that they concealed no contraband in any of their bodily orifices.
The iconic photographer, who dared to defy the Apartheid government by concealing his camera as he documented the lives of black people in the country in the 1950s, was born in Johannesburg in 1934. In the early 1950s he began his career in photojournalism at Drum magazine as an apprentice to Jürgen Schadeberg. In 1957, Gosani was involved in a serious car accident and lost a lung, a factor that may have contributed to his death at a young age in 1972.
QUEEN AIDA (1880-1914)
Victorian-era dancer and musical comedy star Aida Overton Walker, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Here’s one from the archives for #throwbackthursday!
Artist Ben Jones c. 1975. Jones’s Shrine for the Spirit (1976) is currently on view in Assembly Required: Selections from the Permanent Collection and is featured on the cover of the April edition of @Studio, our bi-monthly event calendar.