"In the half century between these two eras of rebellion, between the sixties and 2020, the color bar and sexism in American society weakened, as we see in the diverse nature of the present uprisings. Today, women are at the forefront, and many non-black people are in the streets. But more work remains to be done, specifically in the realm of images. If today’s anti-racist awakening is to resonate culturally and art-historically, the art world still has a big job left to do: to dismantle the color bar against twentieth-century black artists. Let us recuperate the art that testifies to a long-standing, uncompromising opposition to police brutality. This furious art belongs not only to the anti-racist heritage but also in the center of American art."
Artist and scholar, Nell Painter, explores the art of the Black Panther Party and makes the case that we haven’t recognized the work of 20th century Black artists in The New Yorker.
"Let’s take a moment to heal w/ some breathwork and creative writing. Curate a playlist to create a vibe or mood for yourself... Take a moment to breathe and relax. Start writing down your thoughts, ideas, inhibitions, details of your environment. Do this just for yourself. Keep going, don’t stop."
The contemporary art after school program, Wide Rainbow, invited Creative Director and Producer, Love Uffot, to share her self-healing creative writing workshop.
"Kite and Corey Stover’s collaborative performance, hokšíkilowaŋpi, documents two people learning a Lakota lullaby together over the phone—talking about it, listening to recordings, trying to sing it, and translating it—in a learning practice that is simultaneously private and public. Inspired by past phone conversations and recorded over multiple weeks, the artists explore Lakota methodologies that function across diaspora and distance. In doing so, the performance embodies Lakota epistemologies around exchange and embraces anomalies, understanding songs as a form of living knowledge which grow and move over time."
"Radical imagination and speculative futures animate this third and final emergency session of Art • Work • Place... In the first hour of this forum, Kemi Ilesanmi, Tavia Nyong’o, Shani Peters, and Michael Rakowitz will discuss how to build an art world that centers BIPOC voices, tears down racist structures, and works toward decolonization. In the second hour, a town hall will begin with responses from M. Carmen Lane and Anni Pullagura, before opening to audience discussion."
"Created several weeks ago, the release of Jennie C. Jones's playlist is now particularly significant. Envisioned as a listening session, Jones selection elevates insurrectionary voices and insists upon the importance of both listening and taking action right now. Inspired by Dia Art Foundation’s formative years, this playlist of music from the early 1970s explores forms of protest that break through into a sonic place of rebellious generosity."
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