The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
This is beautiful.
I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.
I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it
Argh, I seriously wish there was more on African Art movements in Art/Art History books. This monument was made back in 2006 for crying out loud! There’s so much that the art-historian in me is burning to say about this…But short story shorter, the movement known as African Renaissance is a relatively modern and multi-faceted concept, starting around the mid-20th century, even though more often than not it takes up such a small section of the so-called “Non-Western” classes at uni. Just the fact that we still treat the name of the class with such an Otherness mentality is so absurd and more than maddening, but there you have it folks. Sigh.
So this is it. My grad work. Finally I am posting this.
It’s called "Ab ovo", which can be vaguely translated from Latin as “from the very beginning”. It’s a classic tapestry woven using cotton, wool, acryle, lurex and god knows what else, which measures 2,2 x 3,3 m and took me about 6 months of on and off work.
This is the largest work I’ve ever made and, by far, the most labor intensive. It received highly positive reviews during the grad show and was graded A+ by the board. After all the effort, I really was so, so relieved.
Don’t you mind me, I’m just there for scale : ) (But do check out my dress!)
Hnausapollur, Iceland (by krumpa)
This seems relevant right about now.
yup. it’s atrocious.
A.Masow Design Studio, Tree in the House, 2013
As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting