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blackcontemporaryart:

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
A Short History: Starring Asme as Herself
(video stills)2007

In 2007, Sunstrum began experimenting with stop-motion animation. At this time, she was operating with an alter-ego named ‘Asme.’ In many ways, Asme is an archetypal hero: she is a mythological time-and-space traveller who slips between the real and thefantastical. In the animation, Asme enters a grassy field. moments later, she encounters another version of herself, and later yet, the two Asme’s encounter a third Asme. The three Asme’s interact with each other, until finally the third Asme blows breath from her mouth into the mouths of the first two.

blackcontemporaryart:

Danielle Dean
Con-Tact, 2011

The actors performed in a set covered in ‘Contact’ sheet which is sticky back plastic with a digital marble print found globally, I noticed it here in the U.S and in Nigeria. The script performed in the set combined product information and company history of Contact (including corruption and court cases) with an autobiographical origins story set in Nigeria. I was interested in looking at post-colonialism and the persistence of imperialisms through corporations.

mocada-museum:

Dr. LeRonn Phillip Brooks talks with visual artist Mickalene Thomas in her studio about her recent work, artistic influences (such as Carrie Mae Weems, Romare Bearden and Henri Matisse), her life as a painter and approach to her artistic process.

medievalpoc:

CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK AT MEDIEVALPOC

You asked for it, you got it! Starting this Monday (4/14/14), Medievalpoc will be featuring Contemporary Art and Artists of color influenced by European Art History. Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Mannerist, Classical, Ancient, Fantasy, Early Modern, you name it, it’ll be here! Everything from oil on canvas to performance art.

Also featured will be topical essays exploring our ideas about anachronisms, cultural exchange and appropriation, the use of particular palettes to invoke associations with historical works, Fantasy and Fan Art, character design, RPGs, Art and Identity, and the policing of self-expression in popular culture.

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Artists featured in this post*: Yin Xin, Leo and Diane Dillon, Terrance Houle, charcoalfeather, Toyin Odutola, Kehinde Wiley, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, hauntedmomsanon, Ikenaga Yasenuri, and S. Ross Browne.


*If you see your art here and would like it removed for any reason, message me and I will remove it ASAP.

(via medievalpoc)

dynamicafrica:

Nigerian filmmaker Shola Amoo releases futuristic short film Touch

When love is forbidden, how much will you sacrifice to feel the things you know are real to you?

(via blackfilm)

bddsogood:

Japanese poster for the premier of 'Nelson Mandela -Plot for Peace' documentary in Tokyo.  

bddsogood:

Japanese poster for the premier of 'Nelson Mandela -Plot for Peace' documentary in Tokyo.  

(Source: b-sama, via manufactoriel)

jessehimself:

fuckyeahginatorres:
When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […] 
Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.
Gina Torres | Black Latino

jessehimself:

fuckyeahginatorres:

When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […]

Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino