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veganweedsoup:

i know i’ve seen you before

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rikmarvel:

LEARN ABOUT NEW BLACK ARTISTS!

An artist on the rise…..Wangechi Mutu’s work explores feminism and post-imperialism through using elements of the African tradition and feminine body.

Mutu’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art MuseumTate Modern in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany theCentre Georges Pompidou in Paris and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Her first solo exhibition at a major North American museum opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March 2010.[3] Her first major solo exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey[4] in the United States opened at Nasher Museum of Art on March 21, 2013.[5]

She participated in the 2008 Prospect 1 Biennial in New Orleans and the 2004 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Her work has been featured in major exhibitions including Greater New York at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Barbican Centre in London, and USA Today at the Royal Academy in London.

On February 23, 2010, Wangechi Mutu was honored by Deutsche Bank as their first “Artist of the Year”. The prize included a solo exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. Titled My Dirty Little Heaven, the show traveled in June 2010 to Wiels Center for Contemporary Art (nl) in Forest, Belgium.

What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.

Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)

do not stop mentioning this piece

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If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
Audre Lorde (via acloverandonebee)

ninjabikeslut:

saying hi to your neighbors isn’t what prevents gentrification

I’m going to start shouting this, all of the time

mustachesleepover:

Yeah, Don Sterling is a total asshole. But don’t make him our scapegoat, white folks. We aren’t off the hook because he got kicked out of the NBA. It’s easy to say what he did was fucked up, and we should be saying it, but we still need to keep calling out the fucked up shit the rest of us do. Calling out Don Sterling’s racism is not your Look I’m Not A Racist card.

primadollly:

what if i told you that you could make anti-capitalist political cartoons without depicting the government/the rich as physically fat

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