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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

"In" is a gorgeous graphic novel about trying to find genuine human connections

I miss people. I like being around people, but I'm not always great at actually socializing with them. I hover around the edges of the room, unsure of what to do, heart racing with every missed opportunity for a conversational entrance. — Read the rest
Tags: Reviews, Art, Post, News, Book Reviews, Book Review, Graphic Novels, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Graphic Design, Visual Art, Watercolor, Graphic Novel, Will McPhail, Great Graphic Novels

Can you spot all the perspective mistakes in this satirical engraving from 1754?

Nearly 150 years before M. C. Escher was even born, English satirist and social critic William Hogarth was already screwing with our sense of perspective. While Hogarth, like Escher, was interested in the mind-melting mathematics of visual art, the point of his "Satire on Perspective" from 1754 was more about reading comprehension. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Satire, Perspective, Visual Art, Hogarth, Engraving, Art History, Escher, MC Escher, William Hogarth, Public Domain Review

A Guide to the Portuguese Community in Berlin

photo: Claudia Kahnt Berlin wouldn’t be the melting pot brimming with inspiration that we love if it wasn’t for the international influences from expats that never cease to shape the city with their artistic vision. The time has come to highlight the creative masterminds in the Portuguese community in Berlin. Get ready to meet a diverse crew of uninhibited artists – photographers, writers, digital illustrators, musicians – who aren’t afraid to experiment and venture beyond the conventions. By ...
Tags: Photos, Art, Videos, Photography, Fashion, Music, Movies, France, China, Germany, Restaurants, Berlin, India, Bars, People, Cafes

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