Watch a time lapse of an artist’s indigenous pottery techniques of Kenya’s Oriang community.
The dap, the fist bump, the black power handshake. It goes by many names and carries many meanings. Photographer LaMont Hamilton is devoting his research fellowship with us to unearthing stories about the dap for his project Five on the Black Hand Side.
Read about the dap’s history and evolution on Talk Story: http://bit.ly/1odnKKM.
The story of the tender trio. #16mm #analoggirlinadigitalworld #16mmfilmmaking #film
Aïda Muluneh, ‘The 99 Series’ (detail) , 2013
16 OCTOBER 2014 - 25 JANUARY 2015 /
THE DIVINE COMEDY - HEAVEN, PURGATORY AND HELL REVISITED BY CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS AT SCAD
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, United States
SCAD presents the U.S. premiere of “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists.” Curated by the internationally acclaimed Simon Njami, this monumental exhibition explores the thematic sequences of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem through works by more than 40 contemporary artists from 19 African countries as well as the African diaspora.
For centuries, Dante’s literary works and metaphorical language have been a source of inspiration for visual artists, inspiring European masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Eugène Delacroix, William Blake and Auguste Rodin, among many others. Through a variety of media, this exhibition demonstrates how concepts visited in Dante’s poem transcend Western traditions and resonate with diverse contemporary cultures, belief systems and political issues. Overall, the exhibition provides a probing examination of life, death and the continued power of art to express the unspoken and intangible.
“The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” is the largest exhibition in the museum’s history. In addition to engaging the museum’s entire exhibition space of nearly 20,000 square feet, installations will also extend to the outdoor courtyard and to nearby satellite locations along Savannah’s Martin Luther King Jr. corridor.
Originally shown at Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main earlier this year, the SCAD Museum of Art’s presentation will include several works not previously exhibited including neon work by Kendell Geers, a photo series by Youssef Nabil, large-scale works on paper by Christine Beatrice Dixie, a sound installation by Frances Goodman incorporating bridal fabrics cascading from the ceiling, a calligraphy garden by Moataz Nasr and a collage by Wangechi Mutu.
The private gallery upstairs with #kenturah #andyroberts & #noahdavis #art #leimertpark #leimertparkrenaissance (at Papillion Art)
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