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Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal

The group exhibition at SMAC gallery, curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, revisited the chromatic and social properties of blackness in contemporary South African visual art The post Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tim Clark, Friday, Visual Art, Colour, Jacques-louis David, Blackness, Ralph Ellison, SMAC, Art Exhibitions, South Africa (country, Young Gifted and Black, Smac Gallery, Zandile Tshabalala, Mary Sibande, Alexandra Karakhashian


Sarah Palin’s School District Drops ‘Great Gatsby’, ‘Catch-22’, And Three Others

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District in Alaska “cited ‘sexually explicit material’ and ”anti-white’ messaging’ in [Maya Angelou’s] I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, … [and] language and sexual references in [F. Scott Fitzgerald’s] The Great Gatsby. … The other books on the list — Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien — were judged to be inappropriate because they contained mentions of rape, incest, racial slurs, profanity an...
Tags: Art, Alaska, Words, Joseph Heller, Maya Angelou, Sarah Palin, Scott Fitzgerald, Tim O Brien, Ralph Ellison, 04.29.20, Matanuska Susitna Borough School District


Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' Is About More Than We Thought, As A High School Teacher Learns

Clint Smith: "My classroom was filled with almost exclusively black and brown students, many of them undocumented immigrants. While Ellison wrote of invisibility as a black man caught in the discord of early-twentieth-century racism, this particular group of students read the idea of invisibility not as a metaphor but as a necessity, a way of insuring one's protection."
Tags: Art, Words, Ellison, Ralph Ellison



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