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The Shadows Took Shape by Thelma Golden (buy)
Description:
The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery, the term “Afrofuturism” refers to a creative and intellectual genre that emerged as a strategy to explore science fiction, fantasy, magical realism and pan-Africanism. With roots in the avant-garde musical stylings of sonic innovator Sun Ra, Afrofuturism has been used by artists, writers and theorists as a way to prophesize the future, redefine the present and reconceptualize the past. The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years. The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (designed by Kimberly Varella of Content Object, Los Angeles), has twenty-nine artist entries and essays by the exhibition’s curators; an introduction by Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden; and newly commissioned essays by foremost scholars and writers Tegan Bristow; Samuel R. Delany; Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid; Kodwo Eshun; and Alondra Nelson.

The Shadows Took Shape by Thelma Golden (buy)

Description:

The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery, the term “Afrofuturism” refers to a creative and intellectual genre that emerged as a strategy to explore science fiction, fantasy, magical realism and pan-Africanism. With roots in the avant-garde musical stylings of sonic innovator Sun Ra, Afrofuturism has been used by artists, writers and theorists as a way to prophesize the future, redefine the present and reconceptualize the past. The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years. The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (designed by Kimberly Varella of Content Object, Los Angeles), has twenty-nine artist entries and essays by the exhibition’s curators; an introduction by Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden; and newly commissioned essays by foremost scholars and writers Tegan Bristow; Samuel R. Delany; Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid; Kodwo Eshun; and Alondra Nelson.

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Every Part of Me Wants You.
– Six word story, March 6, 2014 (116/365)

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Ana Caroline / Ireland

Ana Caroline / Ireland

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Indigo

Indigo

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What if Superman grew up as a black boy in America?

While staring in the face of racism, this story follows a young man’s journey as he comes to terms with his identity. As we extract events from America’s history and weave them with fictional undertones, we examine the truth behind his mother’s legacy, his father’s affiliation with the movement and the makings of a black superhero.

This montage sets the climate for an upcoming Sunday Kinfolk story.

Featuring Isaac Hayes, Walk On By

Written by D.Verrtah
Marcus Smith (Behind the Lens)
Russell Hamilton (Multimedia)
King Texas (Creative Director)
Renata Cherlise (Creative Director and Creator of Sunday Kinfolk) 

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Mathematical Curves and Their Equations 

Mathematical Curves and Their Equations 

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Drone Survival Guide

Drone Survival Guide

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Stussy Fall / Winter 2014

Stussy Fall / Winter 2014

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ph. Hedi Slimane | Portrait Diary

ph. Hedi Slimane | Portrait Diary

Ziegfeld beauty
by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld beauty

by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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The Shadows Took Shape by Thelma Golden (buy)
Description:
The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery, the term “Afrofuturism” refers to a creative and intellectual genre that emerged as a strategy to explore science fiction, fantasy, magical realism and pan-Africanism. With roots in the avant-garde musical stylings of sonic innovator Sun Ra, Afrofuturism has been used by artists, writers and theorists as a way to prophesize the future, redefine the present and reconceptualize the past. The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years. The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (designed by Kimberly Varella of Content Object, Los Angeles), has twenty-nine artist entries and essays by the exhibition’s curators; an introduction by Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden; and newly commissioned essays by foremost scholars and writers Tegan Bristow; Samuel R. Delany; Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid; Kodwo Eshun; and Alondra Nelson.

The Shadows Took Shape by Thelma Golden (buy)

Description:

The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery, the term “Afrofuturism” refers to a creative and intellectual genre that emerged as a strategy to explore science fiction, fantasy, magical realism and pan-Africanism. With roots in the avant-garde musical stylings of sonic innovator Sun Ra, Afrofuturism has been used by artists, writers and theorists as a way to prophesize the future, redefine the present and reconceptualize the past. The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years. The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (designed by Kimberly Varella of Content Object, Los Angeles), has twenty-nine artist entries and essays by the exhibition’s curators; an introduction by Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden; and newly commissioned essays by foremost scholars and writers Tegan Bristow; Samuel R. Delany; Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid; Kodwo Eshun; and Alondra Nelson.

(Source: blackbooks365)

Every Part of Me Wants You.
– Six word story, March 6, 2014 (116/365)

(Source: itsokayifitsgone)

Ana Caroline / Ireland

Ana Caroline / Ireland

(Source: illectra, via illectra)

Indigo

Indigo

(Source: generic-art)

Test Shot: Emily King

Test Shot: Emily King

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What if Superman grew up as a black boy in America?

While staring in the face of racism, this story follows a young man’s journey as he comes to terms with his identity. As we extract events from America’s history and weave them with fictional undertones, we examine the truth behind his mother’s legacy, his father’s affiliation with the movement and the makings of a black superhero.

This montage sets the climate for an upcoming Sunday Kinfolk story.

Featuring Isaac Hayes, Walk On By

Written by D.Verrtah
Marcus Smith (Behind the Lens)
Russell Hamilton (Multimedia)
King Texas (Creative Director)
Renata Cherlise (Creative Director and Creator of Sunday Kinfolk) 

(Source: trais4lovers)

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

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Mathematical Curves and Their Equations 

Mathematical Curves and Their Equations 

(Source: shesbombb, via tush)

Drone Survival Guide

Drone Survival Guide

(Source: dantmccarthy)

Stussy Fall / Winter 2014

Stussy Fall / Winter 2014

(Source: everythingyoulovetohate)

Niykee Heaton

Niykee Heaton

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ph. Hedi Slimane | Portrait Diary

ph. Hedi Slimane | Portrait Diary

Alana Dee Haynes

Alana Dee Haynes

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Ziegfeld beauty
by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld beauty

by Alfred Cheney Johnston

(Source: greatgdean)

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