How Himid is rewriting history – List. In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize, the biggest art award in the UK.
It followed more than 30 years of bold and witty work that puts people of African descent at the centre of our shared cultural history, which they’ve often been left out of. From larger-than-life cut-out characters that fill entire rooms, to ceramic tableware that tells untold stories about the slave trade, Himid’s work is finally getting the attention it deserves. For the Yes, but why? I Am: New Afro-Latinx Narratives — MOLAA. I am: New Afro-Latinx Narratives February 24th – April 24th, 2021 Curated by Chief Curator Gabriela Urtiaga Hand-in-hand with renowned artists, today we celebrate and honor African heritage and its influence in Latin American countries and the rich culture that resulted from that union.
Through a selection of artworks and artistic perspectives that have a poetic and political narrative at the same time, we present an open conversation through art, around important themes like race, power, and heritage, revisiting the fight for identity in communities of African descent. Twitter. Kamala Harris, Ruby Bridges image started in Sacramento. Gordon Jones rattles off, in an almost perfunctory tone, the many things that he has been in life: a boat captain.
A private pilot. A marketing representative for Xerox in Houston. Twitter. The George Floyd Protests Spurred Museums to Promise Change. Here's What They've Actually Done So Far. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent protests, museums across the country began making pledges to initiate change within their walls.
In emails and social media posts, institutions impugned racism and acknowledged their own complacency in systems that perpetuate it. They preached solidarity and inclusivity. They vowed to take a good hard look in the mirror, to reject silence, and to listen and learn. Important though those statements were, many wanted even more to see action. Some institutions offered concrete plans, including, for example, staff trainings, inclusivity committees, and more diverse programming goals. The American Experience in the Classroom. The same year as Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was read to the nation, Eastman Johnson painted The Lord is My Shepherd, an image of a black man reading the Bible.
Education, more specifically the ability to read, was considered the single most important first step toward empowerment and out of slavery for black men and women. The reading of the Bible, its pages open to the passage of Exodus, provides this man with hope and promise for a better future for him and other former slaves. In the aftermath of the war, tensions lingered between newly freed blacks and their former white masters. Winslow Homer skillfully picks up on this barely suppressed tension and underlying sense of bitterness in his painting, A Visit from the Old Mistress, depicting a former mistress meeting her former slaves soon after the close of the war.
Homer composed the painting from sketches he had made while traveling through Virginia with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. New York museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice. NEW YORK(AFP).- Museums across New York are waging a cultural war on prejudice in Donald Trump's America, flexing the soft power of art and photography to compound the city-wide climate of protest.
From talks about Islamic art to a Muslim exhibition, swapping Picasso and Matisse for Iranian, Sudanese and Iraqi artists and extending a children's exhibition, museums have dreamt up multiple ways to promote art and education in the wake of Trump's short-lived travel ban. Building on the city's culinary diversity, foodies are offering tours of Syrian, Yemeni and Iranian cuisines, and have introduced curious New Yorkers to the perhaps lesser known culinary delights of Somalia. "We wanted to be out here," explains Sheila Canby, head of Islamic art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "showing our public what a deep resonant important contribution these cultures make to who we are.
" The thrust of Canby's remarks? Twitter. 'At Some Point You Become Acutely Aware of Your Absence': Watch Kerry James Marshall Confront Museums' Lack of Diversity. Over the past week, cultural institutions around the world, including the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, have been confronted with a series of open letters from current and former staff members calling for an end to institutional racism.
These issues are nothing new, and Black artists have long been vocal about the exclusion of their stories from the history of art. One such artist is Kerry James Marshall, whose tableaux of everyday life among Black Americans have been celebrated over the course of his three-decade-long career. Back in 2008, Marshall spoke to Art21 about some of the problems in museums as part of the “Extended Play” series, describing the experience of entering an encyclopedic institution and learning the history of art from a singular, European perspective. Kerry James Marshall, Garden Party (2003–07) exhibited documenta 12. Photo: Barbara Sax/AFP/Getty Images. Anti-racism resources for white people. Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus. The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police.
Educators everywhere are asking how can we help students understand that this was not an isolated, tragic incident perpetrated by a few bad individuals, but part of a broader pattern of institutionalized racism. Institutional racism—a term coined by Stokely Carmichael (later known as Kwame Ture) and Charles V. Hamilton in their 1967 book Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America—is what connects George Floyd and Breonna Taylor with Ahmaud Arbery, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Emmett Till, and the thousands of other people who have been killed because they were “black in America.” This context seems vital for discussions both inside and outside the classroom. Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources. Antiracist Toolkit, Department of Asian Studies. 2020 has brought us the COVID-19 Pandemic, and its attendant rise in both anti-Asian racism and anti-immigrant actions.
Socioeconomic inequities have been amplified by the disease and a host of public health policy failures, with the worst outcomes occurring in black and Latino communities. Then, with the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd among others, protesters have taken to the streets to proclaim “enough is enough” to anti-black police brutality and more broadly to systemic racism throughout American culture and institutions. The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies has an important role to play in the work that we all need to do to “strive to be ‘antiracist’ on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage,” in the words of the historian Ibram X.
Kendi (“An Antiracist Reading List,” New York TimesMay 29, 2020). Educating and assessing ourselves. What If Our Textbooks Were Black? - Episode 2 - BBC Sounds. Oppression and resistance. Twitter. Twitter. What is Juneteenth, and why is it so important? Talking About Race. Twitter. Twitter. Guerrilla Girls focus on Black Lives Matter in new video. Guerrilla Girls respond to the Black Lives Matter movement in a new video to be released on Saturday 20 June as part of Art Night’s online series, Trailers The anonymous US-based activist group the Guerrilla Girls will post a short video online this weekend addressing issues around Black Lives Matter, saying they will “use the platform to share and highlight resources and information”.
The piece forms part of a new digital series launched by Art Night, the free contemporary art festival that focuses on a different area in London each year. This year’s edition, centred on Somerset House and the venue 180 The Strand, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis; instead, Art Night has shifted online with a new series called Trailers Trailers to go live 20 June between 7pm and 12am BST.
The Guerrilla Girls have posted a statement on Instagram saying that “darker hued people are subjected to genocidal practices executed by institutions rooted in colonialism”. See George Floyd hologram light up Confederate monument.