Latest Videos - BLACK ART IN AMERICA 2014-09-18T06:41:41Z http://blackartinamerica.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no The Dandy Lion Project tag:blackartinamerica.com,2014-09-18:6557594:Video:334976 2014-09-18T04:40:52.378Z Shantrelle P. Lewis http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/ShantrellePLewis <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/the-dandy-lion-project-2"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/d9P270TQqarETvtFrpwKywfpTZipLOV*RWE2dgrCgbhBhrBLGOvl8E7t3titqQs7XaIn1*mGj87hEXNd0qSP13MoRRn4sOqI/1082359327.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This film is a documentation of Shantrelle P Lewis' Dandy Lion Project in the form of a unique Portrait Session by contributing artist Sara Shamsavari as part of The African Street Style Festival. The portrait session is a part of is an exploration and celebration of young Black men in city-landscapes across the globe, who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/the-dandy-lion-project-2"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/d9P270TQqarETvtFrpwKywfpTZipLOV*RWE2dgrCgbhBhrBLGOvl8E7t3titqQs7XaIn1*mGj87hEXNd0qSP13MoRRn4sOqI/1082359327.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This film is a documentation of Shantrelle P Lewis' Dandy Lion Project in the form of a unique Portrait Session by contributing artist Sara Shamsavari as part of The African Street Style Festival. The portrait session is a part of is an exploration and celebration of young Black men in city-landscapes across the globe, who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of masculinity. Juxtaposed against an urban backdrop where the clothing of choice for many black men consists of a pair of sagging pants, exposed boxers, jerseys and white tees – the “hip hop” generation has produced another phenomenon of style – the New Age dandy. The Dandy Lion Project will exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) from April through to July 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://thedandylionproject.tumblr.com">http://thedandylionproject.tumblr.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.simplicious.net/africa-street-style/">http://www.simplicious.net/africa-street-style/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mocp.org">http://www.mocp.org</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/thedandylionproject">www.facebook.com/thedandylionproject</a>.<br /> <a href="http://www.sarashamsavari.com">www.sarashamsavari.com</a><br /> <a href="http://jamesmaiki.com">http://jamesmaiki.com</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Directed by James Maiki and Sara Shamsavari 2014. Leaving Mississippi: Lecture by Najee Dorsey at Columbus Museum tag:blackartinamerica.com,2014-09-18:6557594:Video:335160 2014-09-18T02:23:20.674Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/leaving-mississippi-lecture-by-najee-dorsey-at-columbus-museum"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/d9P270TQqapL9mh7HeQ0H3hf6SBb9mHj4hmYkOc3-OK0y186J8RqF0RwOUeF7-0xF-PT2V7ZSMnh6hMZW-CJ8DxW0oCcsBS1/1082345533.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>August 21st, opening night lecture for Leaving Mississippi – Reflections on Heroes and Folklore: Works by Najee Dorsey | on exhibit at the Columbus Museum August 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015<br></br> <br></br> “In the work I do, I present an American experience through the lens of my African-American perspective,” says Najee Dorsey. In the exhibition… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/leaving-mississippi-lecture-by-najee-dorsey-at-columbus-museum"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/d9P270TQqapL9mh7HeQ0H3hf6SBb9mHj4hmYkOc3-OK0y186J8RqF0RwOUeF7-0xF-PT2V7ZSMnh6hMZW-CJ8DxW0oCcsBS1/1082345533.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />August 21st, opening night lecture for Leaving Mississippi – Reflections on Heroes and Folklore: Works by Najee Dorsey | on exhibit at the Columbus Museum August 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015<br /> <br /> “In the work I do, I present an American experience through the lens of my African-American perspective,” says Najee Dorsey. In the exhibition Leaving Mississippi – Reflections on Heroes and Folklore, Dorsey’s Mississippi Delta roots emerge as he pays homage to a cast of colorful characters, historic events, and conditions of Southern life while creating commentary about current economic and social conditions in America. The mixed-media works in the exhibition showcase a number of the heroes of the civil rights movements, participants of civil disobedience in the early 20th century, and folklore legends including Dangerfield Newby, Bass Reeves, and Robert Charles. The work combines themes that have interested Dorsey for the past few years: journeys that people embark upon as they search for a better life, and the resistance of those who stay where they are to fight the powers that be. The artist uses a variety of materials, including photographic imagery, ripped paper, paint and found objects. Each composition blends multiple textures, colors, and layers to make the stories tangible for viewers. <a href="http://www.columbusmuseum.com">www.columbusmuseum.com</a> Public Artist Rick Lowe, 2014 MacArthur Fellow tag:blackartinamerica.com,2014-09-17:6557594:Video:334913 2014-09-17T14:55:16.569Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/public-artist-rick-lowe-2014-macarthur-fellow"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/tBTKCkFUMvPeDo9Mu875p9BmtRNycU*TSWGxwEuQxRZMFLvCyWG-y1l3Qj1BUa2RWmCPjfZ2Lhv5zEc*uR3MUH6SxZiES5Mu/1082217590.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Public Artist reinventing community revitalization as an art form by transforming a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary amalgam of arts… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/public-artist-rick-lowe-2014-macarthur-fellow"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/tBTKCkFUMvPeDo9Mu875p9BmtRNycU*TSWGxwEuQxRZMFLvCyWG-y1l3Qj1BUa2RWmCPjfZ2Lhv5zEc*uR3MUH6SxZiES5Mu/1082217590.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Public Artist reinventing community revitalization as an art form by transforming a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary amalgam of arts v... Big Ideas in Art and Culture: Rick Lowe tag:blackartinamerica.com,2014-09-17:6557594:Video:334910 2014-09-17T14:34:51.526Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/big-ideas-in-art-and-culture-rick-lowe"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/tBTKCkFUMvP*TQkxqNnUuOaxN*L3uzHvgXaeUFonRZAAiC-I8PduKuJQcUJz0f8EC7IbW-389-*PqaFq6q6xwAfNZINiCvz6/1082214841.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Rick Lowe spoke at the Kitchener City Hall as part of the Big Ideas in Art and Culture lecture series, January 8, 2014. Houston-based artist Rick Lowe is the... <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/big-ideas-in-art-and-culture-rick-lowe"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/tBTKCkFUMvP*TQkxqNnUuOaxN*L3uzHvgXaeUFonRZAAiC-I8PduKuJQcUJz0f8EC7IbW-389-*PqaFq6q6xwAfNZINiCvz6/1082214841.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Rick Lowe spoke at the Kitchener City Hall as part of the Big Ideas in Art and Culture lecture series, January 8, 2014. Houston-based artist Rick Lowe is the... BD GRMMR "CLOUD," 2014 Performance at the AC Institute, part of UR HEAD IS MINE tag:blackartinamerica.com,2014-09-17:6557594:Video:334907 2014-09-17T14:11:46.279Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/bd-grmmr-cloud-2014-performance-at-the-ac-institute-part-of-ur-he"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/tBTKCkFUMvPlp60PCFt6nB3p5N*qYJyZQvip1Y3FI7VIAp32833uKcq7hs6rMZTmMSsPVYrHUxMZvadg1zWZdFR17*4C1abe/1082211702.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>blackcontemporaryart:<br></br> <br></br> BD GRMMR<br></br> <br></br> "CLOUD," 2014<br></br> <br></br> Performance at the AC Institute, part of UR HEAD IS MINE<br></br> <br></br> Video recorded and edited by Sam Richardson<br></br> <br></br> Visuals and audio by collective member Yulan Grant. The performance also features a voice-automated reading of the following poem,… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/bd-grmmr-cloud-2014-performance-at-the-ac-institute-part-of-ur-he"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/tBTKCkFUMvPlp60PCFt6nB3p5N*qYJyZQvip1Y3FI7VIAp32833uKcq7hs6rMZTmMSsPVYrHUxMZvadg1zWZdFR17*4C1abe/1082211702.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />blackcontemporaryart:<br /> <br /> BD GRMMR<br /> <br /> "CLOUD," 2014<br /> <br /> Performance at the AC Institute, part of UR HEAD IS MINE<br /> <br /> Video recorded and edited by Sam Richardson<br /> <br /> Visuals and audio by collective member Yulan Grant. The performance also features a voice-automated reading of the following poem, written specifically for the piece by collective member Justin Allen. We encourage you to reblog and revise the poem as you wish:<br /> <br /> Most of us remember the age we realized<br /> <br /> The danger in what we wanted.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Years later, we watch the bodies of our own<br /> <br /> Stack high into statistics.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Where we seek out protection<br /> <br /> We continue to count names,<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Unsure of when we’ll stop.<br /> <br /> So this is where we retreat:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> A cloud where they can’t follow us.<br /> <br /> Unbound by way of download,<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> We encourage you to download,<br /> <br /> Or copy and paste where you see fit,<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Disseminate, revise as you wish.<br /> <br /> Reblog to expand scope of voices<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> To expand visions that shift<br /> <br /> At the break between worlds—<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> One of avatars, the other of bodies.<br /> <br /> Maybe when we log on<br /> <br /> We don’t leave our bodies,<br /> <br /> But extend them,<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> A hybrid of elegy and manifesto.<br /> <br /> This is our world as much as theirs.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> They follow to threaten us,<br /> <br /> But what happens when we follow back?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> When we gather and build confidence?<br /> <br /> Perhaps they not only fear,<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> But cannot fathom us. They want their<br /> <br /> certainty and comfort. They want us silent.