Slow Down. Wake Up.
Tumblr of Qiana Mestrich - visual artist/photographer and blogger at Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History http://dodgeburn.blogspot.com
Slow Down. Wake Up.
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icpbardmfa:

nonafaustine:
Please come out to the opening as I participate in this phenomenal tribute to Ntzoke Shange. I am so honored for my work to be part of this special exhibition! - Nona Faustine

RSVP: info@souleouniverse.comFREE and open to the publicWhen: Wednesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: 259 W. 132nd St. (between Frederick Douglass Blvd. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.), New York, NY 10030
 
Artists at La Maison d’Art:Jeanine Alfieri JaSon AugusteIbrahim Baaith S. Ross BrowneKatherine DanielsNona FaustineJas KnightBernice Sokol KramerFay KuRuben Natal-San MiguelAntonio PulgarinKameelah Janan RasheedMargaret RolekeGregory Saint Amand (GOGO)André St. ClairAllicette Torres
 

 
i found god in myself is a multimedia and multigallery exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.
 
Since its debut performance in 1974 just outside Berkeley, California, at a bar named the Bacchanal, Shange’s work has captivated, provoked, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the world. On display at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are 20 specially commissioned pieces in honor of the individual poems and archival material that traces the journey of Shange’s text from that bar in California to its critically acclaimed run on Broadway.
 
The multigallery exhibition extends beyond the walls of the Schomburg to include additional noncommissioned artworks on display at two satellite locations, The Sol Studio and La Maison d’Art. These multimedia works portray women at the life stages of youth, adulthood, and late adulthood. Thereby each work gives tangible life-form to Shange’s words and women’s contemporary experiences with issues such as class, body image, gender identity, immigration, politics, war, love, sexuality, racial identity, sisterhood, and ultimately self-love.
 
i found god in myself is curated and organized by, Souleo of Souleo Enterprises, LLC
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Simple yet powerful words. #graffiti #brooklyn #iseeyou
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#tattoo inspiration #elephant
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Lost clothing and sidewalk moles #brooklyn #nyc #concretejungle
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Oye como va! #nofilter #latinos #brooklyn  (at TI Art Studios)
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blackcontemporaryart:

top to bottom: 
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons standing in front of Richard Serra’s ‘T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons peeing on Richard Serra’s “T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons receiving a citation from a police officer, 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
blackcontemporaryart:

top to bottom: 
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons standing in front of Richard Serra’s ‘T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons peeing on Richard Serra’s “T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons receiving a citation from a police officer, 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
blackcontemporaryart:

top to bottom: 
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons standing in front of Richard Serra’s ‘T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons peeing on Richard Serra’s “T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
Dawoud Bey, David Hammons receiving a citation from a police officer, 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.
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afrosurrealsanfrancisco:

A new self portrait by Renee Cox. Visit http://www.reneecox.org/ to see more from the new series, Sacred Geometry.
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ingridlafleur:

Ingrid Pollard, Self-evident, 1995
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ingridlafleur:

James van der Zee, Nude by the Fireplace, 1923
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#framing
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nonafaustine:

When you give birth (literally) to your own artist collective. Betye Saar with daughters artists Lezley, and Alison Saar
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My beautiful mother and me at 8 months on my first trip to #Panama. How is it possible for one photograph to say so much about your life history? #tbt #qiana
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Nefertiti bag #90s #oldschool
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In the studio…