RSS

Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Cape Town Museum to Focus on Contemporary African Art

This is awesome!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

???????A new museum that will house the largest collection of contemporary African art on the continent, will open in 2016 in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, it was announced last week.

The institution will be known as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, in honor of the German art collector Jochen Zeitz, who is providing the museum’s founding collection. It will be in the historic grain silo in the waterfront district, a prime residential and commercial area and tourist hub.

The creation of the museum will be financed by the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront development project, which is contributing 500 million South African rand (about $50 million) to the transformation of the 187-foot tall grain silo, built in 1921. The architect will be announced in February.

View original post 294 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Failure

Raw honesty.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Kojima’s Life-Sized Single-Sheet Polar Bear

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Afro-Futurist!?

Sound Cool, huh? Well it is. After reading this article, I feel like my growing feelings for the future are justified. I think I have gotten to the point where, it is much bigger than race. With that said, I don’t mean to be ignorant towards race. It’s time to embrace and re-define race. Differences is what makes use unique. Embracing different what makes us strong and change for the better. I think this movement is about moving forward, together. It a step closer to world peace, who knows maybe we will get to the star trek ideology, in which money doesn’t matter and that we do things to advance or better humanity. Who knows? But I know, I want to be a part of the solution and not the problem. Or maybe I should rephrase, be a part of change from this system! Also watch a clip about race relations and the notice of black vs. African-American. I think they are interesting perspective on the identity of people of color.  Read the article and tell me what ya think.

http://www.dallasweekly.com/opinion/article_f96fca92-4d84-11e3-9d9e-001a4bcf6878.html#.UoWGr1y3cAc.facebook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfQ6nAsjb9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WozprgZeCmo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ra7_M9LXw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-arntrLkI

P.s the last clips of awesome black kids metal band!!! And Sadly this show, is being cancel!!! 😦 one of the best late night talk shows and platforms taking off the air for no reason. It was so good!!! I am outraged by this!!! Show support for W. Kamau Bell!!

 

P.P.S: Here is an art exhibition on the topic. Super interesting!

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304644104579194322195031610

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

30 years of little girls learning dance moves from music videos

Feminism and art. It’s a concept I rarely talk about on this blog. I think it’s time to address this topic. I was a women’s studies minor in college before switching to art history. I enjoyed my classes of Feminist Theory and understanding the Patriarchal Society. I also saw the flaws, like many causes, that plaque the feminist community. We continue to participate in the patriarchy and even model feminism after the patriarchy example. I realized that I was not a feminist. I care about women’s issues, but really I care about human issues. I am as Alice Walker states a “Humanist”. It’s a concept we don’t hear much nor completely grasp.

I love the blog Tall and Curly!!! She provides a much-needed voice for various topics. I hope she explores the topics of bi racial issues (not just in terms of hair) and internal/external acceptance. Girls today have this “weak” mentality and dependence that doesn’t make sense, especially with roles like TLC, Spice Girls, and Janet. It’s like these girls don’t have a strong role model. I recommend reading “When Chicken-heads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down” by Joan Morgan. This book was my deciding factor to explore feminism in my college years. This filled the void of what Angela Davis wrote about in “Women, Race, and Class.” This is also an issue in feminism, separation by race and/or class. We forget the larger system of patriarchy, which is far complex than what we imagine.

I have notice the increase sexuality in recent media as Tall and Curly notes and how this influences our girls as well as our boys. We tend to forget that girl empowerment affects boys as well. It affects our boys positively, it also restructures masculinity. Tupac, poet in my time, lay the most powerful quote I have heard in a long time, that real manhood is about love. We constantly battle with the question of misogyny and rape culture, well this is why. We, as people, allow this to be the standard and norm and call it entertainment. We don’t teach respect and love.

I often battle with sexuality, as far as acceptance and appropriateness. I don’t think our society should be completely devoid of sexuality; however, when does this sexuality cross the line. It’s an issues that bell hooks begins to analyze in her book “Art on my mind: Visual Politics,” in the discussion of black women media portrayal, sapphires vs mammies. Interestingly, I was just reading an article about black sexuality. Here is a link to it: http://chronicle.com/article/Whos-Afraid-of-Black/135960/

We as a people, have a long way to go. Once we realized that we are all connected and that we can change and grow we will begin to love each other. I changed my purpose in life to art promotion because art is power and needs to be harnessed for good. But this is just my opinion. Any thoughts?

P.S. Enjoy Tall and Curly! Love this blog!!!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Art and..., Black Females, Uncategorized, Writing

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One semester, Almost over?

It’s incredible, I am doing it, I am surviving grad school. This semester is almost over. I have just entered the final paper and project phrase in both classes. I will tell ya, that this has been an interesting and hard. I am excited and terrified for the next term. However, I believe, that I am better prepared and need to start prepping for next semester.

My goal in the next weeks are to stay on track and continue to find better balance. I also need to get to my Local community college to registrar for this pre-requisite financial accounting class (not excited!). I also realized that every semester I will be paying $1338, which sux but is do-able (on a two month payment plan). I will be working on grants and fellowships very soon for next year… the big finish!!! Hope all is well! Just wanted to give an update! I will try to come up with topics or segment that is beneficial for school and this blog… Will Keep Ya Posted!

 
 

Tags: , , , , , , ,