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whos-afraid-of-postblack-art:

"I’m dealing with what goes into making an African-American myth, but slavery still exists. The jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk calls it volunteer slavery. We elect to become servants to a certain system or company or product. We don’t open ourselves to the total choices of freedom. We look at a limited palette and choose from that."
Willie Cole
Anne Klein with a Baby in Transit
shoes, wire, washers, screws
2009
 

whos-afraid-of-postblack-art:

"I’m dealing with what goes into making an African-American myth, but slavery still exists. The jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk calls it volunteer slavery. We elect to become servants to a certain system or company or product. We don’t open ourselves to the total choices of freedom. We look at a limited palette and choose from that."

Willie Cole

Anne Klein with a Baby in Transit

shoes, wire, washers, screws

2009

 

artistsofcolour:

Doris SalcedoAtrabiliarios, drywall, shoes, cow bladder and surgical thread, 1992-2003.

In the piece Atrabiliarios, meaning “defiant”, old shoes, in pairs and singles, are encased in a row of wall alcoves, behind sheets of translucent animal skin which are crudely stitched to the wall. Below on the floor are small boxes, like living caskets, made from the same animal membrane. The shoes which bear the marks of wear, all belonged to women who have “disappeared”, and were donated to the artist by victims’ families. Their place here, hazily visible through the skin sheet, echoes the persistent memory for all those whose fate and whereabouts are unknown, permanently suspended between the present and the past. Thus Atrabiliarios is not only a portrait of disappearance, but a portrait of the survivors’ mental condition of wracking uncertainty, longing and mourning.

Institute of International Visual Arts

atribecalledgoodbreed:

Neil Kenlock is a British- Jamaican photographer and entrepreneur based in London. For the past 20 years his work has documented the culture of Jamaicans living and visiting the UK. In 1979 he co-founded Root Magazine, the UK’s first black glossy lifestyle magazine. After the sale of the magazine in 1987, Kenlock later went on to become co-founder of Choice FM Radio, the UK’s first radio station broadcasting to the Black Community. Kenlock’s work is showing at the Tate Britain as part of the exhibit Another London through September 16, 2012. This exhibit brings together 180 classic twentieth-century photographs taken of London between 1930-1980, by International photographers, highlighting the diverse culture & views of the city.