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If we don’t, who will? ✊🏿🎨 #SupportBlackArt For submissions, advertising, and to support us 👇🏾
3k Posts
162k Followers
711 Following
If we don’t, who will? ✊🏿🎨 #SupportBlackArt For submissions, advertising, and to support us 👇🏾
Photography by @asiko_artist 🔥 Your need for acceptance will make you invisible ~ Jim Carey . Stop living by everybody’s else rules and structures, it will only cage you and make you sheep. You were created to be an individual with a different way of thinking and living. It might seem peculiar and you feel you don’t fit in, here’s the thing you are not meant to, the greats never did. Ali, Jobs, Gandhi they never fit in. They allowed the light within them to shine and walked in the truth of who they were. Our differences make us a stronger and a better people, we need to celebrate these and foster different thinking. Stop wasting your energy trying to fit in, you will never leave a legacy that way. Our societies have tried to cultivate us into drones without free thinking but you are not a drone, humans were never built to be drones or sheep. We are supposed to question everything, our governments, our societies, our cultures , our religions, question it all. Don’t be anxious about how others perceive you, you are never going to please everyone so might as well stop trying. Just be and live as you are created to be. Risk being seen in your skin and your glory. Muse @moniasseartistmuse Styling @efe__i . . . #supportblackart #asiko #love #art #photography #portrait #asikoartist #portraiture #photooftheday #scarification #contemporaryart #artphotography #blackart #blackisbeautiful #blackartist #blkcreatives
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via @printbyprint 🔥 We’re back!!! For the next 6 months #CaribbeanCinemaNights, presented by CaFA (@caribbeanfilm) and Third Horizon (@thirdhorizon), in partnership with PrintbyPrint Group (@printbyprint). Food by Kit an’ Kin (@KitanKin) Talkback w/ Dr. Rhonda Cambridge-Phillip Date: May 23, at 6:30PM Place: Jolie Studio, 1131 Nostrand Ave Tix: caribbeancinemanights.eventbrite.com Films: A HAND FULL OF DIRT, by @russell._watson 🇧🇧 and WHERE THE SUN SETS, by @latch.man.singh 🇹🇹 #weLOVEcaribbeanfilm #supportblackart #caribbeanfilm #blackfilmmakers #blackart #indiefilms #caribbeanart
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@lakinogunbanwo 💍 WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present e wá wo mi (*come look at me) – a new photographic series by Nigerian artist Lakin Ogunbanwo. Central to Ogunbanwo’s latest exploration, is the culture surrounding Nigerian brides and marriage ceremonies. He uses veiled portraiture to document the complexity of his culture, and counteract the West’s monolithic narratives of Africa and women. Ogunbanwo’s interest in expanding the contemporary African visual archive began in 2012 with his acclaimed ongoing project, ‘Are We Good Enough’. In this series, he documents hats worn as cultural signifiers by various ethnic groups in Nigeria. In e wá wo mi Ogunbanwo furthers this investigation by representing the traditional ceremonial wear of the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa-Fulani tribes, amongst others. Rather than objectively archive these as past-traditions, however, he mimics the pageantry of weddings in present Nigeria. He creates elaborate sets of draped fabric as a backdrop for these brides to perform. The performances these brides carry out are ones of love, familial and cultural pride, feminine strength, and a heterogenous African identity, but they are also the burdens of being wives, mothers and daughters-in-law. The expectation of femininity, and the role of women, are canonised on the wedding day. “From how she dresses, to how she carries herself, to what she is told. She will be fertile, she should be submissive and supportive: These are the things she hears on that day.” Ogunbanwo reflects, “I’ve found weddings to be very performative, and most of the performance generally rests on the bride.” On this day, the bride is admired and observed for her proximity to a constructed womanhood: she is feminine, demure, grateful, emotional, and graceful. Ogunbanwo comments on this by obfuscating the individuality of these women, masking their faces with veils— a style signature to his photography. #supportblackart #lakinogunbanwo #ewawomi #arewegoodenough #nigerianart #naija #brides #blackart #nigerianweddings #photoseries #photography #blackphotographer #identity
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via @feministinpower 👏🏾 artwork by @kendrickdaye 👊🏾 23 year old Muhlaysia Booker. 🙏🏾 A transgender woman who was attacked in Dallas, TX, last month by people punching and kicking her and yelling anti-gay slurs has been shot and killed. Muhlaysia Booker is at least the 4th Black transgender person shot and killed in the U.S. so far this year, according to police. - Dana Martin, 31, was fatally shot in Alabama - Ashanti Carmon, 27, was fatally shot in Maryland - Claire Legato, 21, was fatally shot in Cleveland After being hospitalized, she made a public statement saying: “This time I can stand before you... in other scenarios, we are at a memorial.” Weeks later she has been found shot dead. If you aren’t angry at what’s happening in the world today, then you aren’t paying attention. Protect black trans women. Protect trans women. Protect women. Protect the LGBTQ+ community. Protect humanity. Say her name. #muhlaysiabooker May she Rest In Peace. #supportblackart #ripmuhlaysiabooker #kendrickdaye #sayhername #protectblacktranswomen
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Performance art by Enam Gbewonyo @enamgd 👏🏾 Still from my performance ‘Nude Me/Under the Skin: The Awakening of Black Women’s Visibility one Pantyhose at a time’ It was an honour to deliver the closing performance at @artsterritory’s #ThePalaceofRitual for the opening week of Venice Biennale. Tied to my current body of work ‘Nude Me/ Under the Skin’ and a follow up to my first performance ‘Nude Me/ Under the Skin: Reclaiming Black Women’s Visibility one Pantyhose at a time’ this performance of healing speaks to the sensuality of the female form, and the elasticity and malleability of the human body. In this way it is very much a homage to the amazing #SengaNengudi. ‘Nude Me/ Under the Skin: The Awakening of Black Women’s Visibility one Pantyhose at a time’ represents the many forms of bondage that constrict the black woman to fit a mould not intended for her. To arrive at the point of reclamation and awakening, black women must face the pain of their ancestor’s past, before releasing it, and opening up space to receive their love and heal. With this performance I created a live vessel for this process of healing. With thanks to my brand partners: @freedoflondon, @sheerchemistry_tights and @swedishstockings Image ©️: @arlene_wandera #supportblackart #enamgbewonyo #venicebiennale #nudetights #textileartist #diversknitty #venicebiennale2019 #performanceart #dance #movement #artistsoninstagram #blackbritishart #blackwomeninart #representationmatters #palazzodona #visibilitymatters
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BARBADOS!! Come out and support @unnuartfest 🇧🇧🎨 Come join us to celebrate International Museum Day in collaboration with @barbadosmuseum. . Immerse yourself in the many contemporary forms of art we’ll be showcasing created by local bajan creatives. . **Admission is free ** . Bring your family, friends and curiosity #supportblackart #unnuartfest #barbados #artfestival #internationalmuseumday #bajan #caribbeanart #diasporicart #contemporaryart
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@kajahl 🐍 Serpent Shaman Oil on canvas/panel 40”x30” #supportblackart #kajahl #serpentshaman #oiloncanvas #blackart #artisttowatch
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via @theladiig ”Guardians of the Parallel Universe”, 2018 by Renée Stout @ReneeStout5 ✨ Oil, acrylic and latex on wood panel. 36 × 40 × 1 3/4 in 91.4 × 101.6 × 4.4 cm. #supportblackart #reneestout #guardiansoftheparelleluniverse #surrealistart #blackspirituality #africandiaspora #blackart #womenartists #blackgirlswhopaint #artonwood #artcollector #blackartist #blackmagic
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