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September 14 2013

Review : Andrew_Dosunmu's “Mother_of_George”

Review : #Andrew_Dosunmu’s#Mother_of_George
http://africasacountry.com/review-andrew-dosunmus-mother-of-george

From the opening moment of Andrew Dosunmu’s magnificent new #FILM, ”Mother of George” (we’ve talked about the film before here and here), the viewer is immediately transported into a dream space – one of deep indigos, radiant golds, and vibrant reds. Dosunmu and his cinematographer, Bradford Young, are masters of aesthetics. And unlike Dosunmu’s previous film, […]

#EVENTS #MEDIA #Brooklyn #cinema #Nigeria

August 21 2013

Photographing the African_Diaspora in New_York

Photographing the #African_Diaspora in #New_York
http://africasacountry.com/photographing-the-african-diaspora-in-new-york

In a world ever more saturated by images, understanding how to read pictures has never been more important. In a course this summer at the #New_School in the GPIA, students learned how to read images, and also how to make them. We began by looking at other people’s photographs and thinking about the choices […]

#PHOTOGRAPHY #Aaron_Leaf #Ashanti #Bronx #Brooklyn #Cameroon #Fula #Gladys_Ekoto #Nigeria #Toni_Akindele

August 12 2013

When Jean-Michel_Basquiat went to Africa

When #Jean-Michel_Basquiat went to Africa
http://africasacountry.com/when-jean-michel-basquiat-went-to-africa

Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first American artist of African descent to achieve international stardom, often referenced Africa or the African diaspora in his work. Take, for example, 1983′s “The Nile” (a painting that featured nods to Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Nile and the Nuba in Sudan) and “Gold Griot” (1984). So recently when I found a copy […]

#ART #Abidjan #BOOKS #Brooklyn #Cote_d'Ivoire #Gerard_Basquiat #Haiti #Puerto_Rico

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