Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
The Official Afterparty for the Philly Premiere of AfroPunk’s “The Triptych” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 12, 2013
The AfroFuturist Affair is a proud community partner with Mythmedia Studios and Afropunk for the Philly premiere of “The Triptych” documentary at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, profiling contemporary visual artists Wangechi Mutu, Sanford Biggers, and Barron Claiborne. Following the film will be a panel discussion with the director and artists and Mamas gun A new moon Sirius afterparty!
Calling all Afro-Futurist visionaries! Submit your artwork to win £100 prize - The Horizon Venture: NTS Radio promo
THE HORIZON VENTURE: Tales of interplanetary diaspora, told through music, video, and drama.
Sci-fi short stories based on historical truths
Call for submissions for The Horizon Venture
Submit your artwork for a chance to win £100
And have your work featured
In a live show
And in a graphic novel
info at http://vimeo.com/66059044
“Ignited at the intersection of social commentary and imagination, the cultural undercurrent of Afrofuturism critiques and examines Black subjectivity through the lens of science-fiction. Popularized by such musicians as Sun Ra, George Clinton and, most recently, Janelle Monáe, the Afrofuturist aesthetic has come into conversation amongst a new generation of youth and young adults that literally experience the world as cyborgs, both existing in person and as their online avatars via social media.
AFROPUNK contributor Jason Allen sat down with interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco, best known for her traveling performance piece with Mexican artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña titled “Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West,” In the interview, Coco Fusco talks about what inspires the constellation of artists envisioning new forms through which to communicate the experiences of Black identity.”
(thanks for the nod to The AfroFuturist Affair tumblr, AfroPunk!)
Robert Pruitt’s solo exhibit Fun With Your New Head is on view at General Audience Presents in Miami through April 27th. General Audience Presents, is a project space presenting exhibitions that encourage a discourse between the Miami arts community and emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. View more of Pruitt’s work in the archives.
Artist Robert Pruitt was born in Washington DC, but currently lives and works in Houston TX. He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics. He layers Science Fiction, Hip Hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into layered portraits of his friends and community.
In my eyes, these pieces by Nandan Ghiya provide an amazing illustration of modern Orientalism by glitching typical fantasies of Indian life, and instead pushing the mind to question their authenticity and dream up alternative realities. Think-a-long the following string of quotes:
Interesting mixed media pieces which address the effects digital technology has on indigenous cultures and personal identities. The series, entitled “deFacebook” looks at the endless array of imagery and information the constantly bombards us; the advertisements, agendas, deals, offers, etc. Ghiya feels that todays internet age has desensitized us to the point of disillusion. -Juxtapoz on Nandan Ghiya
AKA imagery surrounding indigenous people is all over the internet (and elsewehere)
Hyperreality is used in semiotics and postmodern philosophy to describe a hypothetical inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy, especially in technologically advanced postmodern cultures.
AKA We are far away and on our computers, so its hard for us to know if our ideas about indegenous people is real or constructed by all the imagery we get on the net.
Deconstructionsim: postmodern critical approach that “constructs” new meanings of old texts by subverting (or “deconstructing”) them.
AKA we can mess with that imagery, really break it down, and see if we get anything new out of it.
According to Derrida, readings of texts are best carried out when working with classical narrative structures. Any architectural deconstructivism requires the existence of a particular archetypal construction, a strongly-established conventional expectation to play flexibly against. The design of Frank Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence, (from 1978), has been cited as a prototypical deconstructivist building. His starting point was a prototypical suburban house embodied with a typical set of intended social meanings. Gehry altered its massing, spatial envelopes, planes and other expectations in a playful subversion, an act of “de”construction”/p>
AKA we can do this by taking a stereotype and then breaking the expectation (like the punchline of a good joke, for example!).
Conclusion: In their rendering of expected imagery as broken displays, Ghiya’s pieces can be seen as a deconstructivist tool to expose hyperreality of Orientalism. (Note: this isn’t the expressed intention of the work, but just what they mean to me.)
Art enslaves me- Wangechi Mutu + Santigold-The end of eating everything.
“Santigold stars in Artist Wangechi Mutu’s First Animated Video.”
Trailer of short piece featuring Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu.
The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. Produced by Afro-punk pictures, the documentary is itself a work of art, featuring three intimate 20-minute conversations with three bold and culturally resonant voices in art. Each monologue is a reflection of their life experience, letting the viewer discover how their observations have shaped the art they create.
A series of bio-pics with three of the most resonant voices in art: Wangechi Mutu, Barron Claiborne and Sanford Biggers. These films contrasts the art, views and experiences three artists who are contemporaries, luminaries and friends.The films are a perfect platform to explore the intersection between art, music and the Brooklyn experience.
Artist Joshua Mays
Universe Star by Jim114
BBC Documentary: Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet
This brotha is on some Space Age Jazz Shit. Enjoy!
BBC documentary on Sun Ra.
‘Glenn Ligon is known for his resonant works that explore issues of race, sexuality, representation, and language. Ligon has said of his work that he strives to “make language into a physical thing, something that has real weight and force to it.” To this end, both as a source of imagery and a means of addressing the politics of representation, he frequently incorporates evocative quotations from culturally charged and historically relevant material by writers such as James Baldwin, Jean Genet, and Zora Neale Hurston. Working in a variety of media, including paint, neon, installation, video, and print, Ligon’s oeuvre surveys America’s cultural legacies and situates them in contemporary life.’
I’ve been reading this quote over and over, and it just gets better each time. Love this (and Mutu) so hard.
The Triptych: Wangechi Mutu (by afropunkmovement)
Afro-punk pictures presents The Triptych (Dir. Terrance Nance, Dir. of Photography Shawn Peters, Co Dir. Barron Claiborne), in association with Weeksville Heritage Center.
The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. It highlights the work of artists Sanford Biggers, Wangechi Mutu, and Barron Claiborne.
Produced by Afro-punk pictures, the documentary is itself a work of art, featuring three intimate 20-minute conversations with three bold and culturally resonant voices in art. Each monologue is a reflection of their life experience, letting the viewer discover how their observations have shaped the art they create.
The first in the series features Sanford Biggers, Wengechi Mutu and Barron Claiborne — contemporaries, luminaries and friends. Spanning the artistic gamut from interdisciplinary to photography and performance, their keen reflections on the world are at once startling and insightful.
Afro-punk is dedicated to supporting and disseminating the work of visual artists that are prevalent in our society.