'Color of Love' by Benny Horne for Vogue Korea, April 2014.
Billboards are commanding territory all over the world, offering just a blaring message in their occupation. Some designers have been looking at how to better use this advertising infrastructure, with Slovakia’s Designdevelop proposing a use for the space as small-scale residences for the homeless.
"I don’t think that my work is actually effectively dealing with history. I think of my work as subsumed by history or consumed by history." —Kara Walker
New episode from Art21’s Exclusive series: An in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project for Creative Time, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY.
IMAGES: Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive episode, Kara Walker: “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”. ©Art21, Inc. 2014.
I don’t live in NY and didn’t get to view the exhibit in person; this short film above is good. I was sorry to hear that some Black people who saw the exhibit had to wade through anti-Blackness and other ignorance being said/done while viewing the exhibit and/or felt triggered. However, others have told me that they’re glad they saw the exhibit. Kinda been talking to some Black women off and on about their feelings on it, if they saw it in person. I don’t know if I could considering the stressfulness of just seeing 12 Years A Slave in a mixed race crowd theatre and dealing with laughter and inappropriateness; can’t imagine how I would navigate being at such an exhibit then.
virginia - julia brown
i watch the sunrise in your kitchen
i see something in the sky
like on my way to south carolina
i was sure that i would die
maybe not then or the next day after
but i knew it was coming soon
from a rest stop in virginia
i saw the sky turn from blue
and now three months and three weeks later
i know it won’t be long
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Nasir Mazhar Embroidered Box Peak Baseball Cap
R. Luke DuBois
(Pop) Icon: Britney, 2010
video, custom wood frame, screen with player, speakers
21.5 x 19.5 x 6” / 54.6 x 49.5 x 15.2 cm
60 min, loop