- Ralph Ellison
Saturday, March 1st, we’re partnering with The Schomburg Center to present Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man. This week we’ll be sharing our favorite Ralph Ellison or Invisible Man quotes or artwork using #Ellison100. Stay tuned and use the hashtag to share your favorite quotes and artwork too! (via studiomuseum)
Check out this video on Vimeo documenting the recent Black Is, Black Ain’t symposium featuring curators Thelma Golden, Huey Copeland, Kellie Jones, Hamza Walker, and Bennett Simpson.
Black Is, Black Aint was an exhibition held at the Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago in April of 2008. The exhibition, which takes it’s title from Ellison’s Invisible Man, explored the shift in a “rhetoric of race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a present moment where racial identity is being simultaneous rejected and retained.”The exhibition featured artists such as Terry Adkins, Paul D’Amato, David Leventhal, Glan Ligon, Rodney McMillian, Sze Lin Pang, Pope.L, Andres Serrano, and Michalene Thomas.
The symposium was held on December 8, 2013 and celebrated the release of the Black is, Black Ain’t exhibition catalogue, which you can order here.
Be sure to listen for Hamaza Walker’s mention of CAMH’s Valerie Cassel Oliver!
- Ed Atkins on “Being Curated” (via blackcontemporaryart)
- Tavia Nyong’o in the catalog for Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (via damaliabrams)
- Kara Walker, from Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through the South and Reconfigured for the Benefit of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B. Walker, Colored (via whitedevilsophistry)