Posts Tagged ‘African American Art’

Visual Art and the American Experience at the African American Museum of History and Culture

Visual Art and the American Experience, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography

In the art world, we don’t talk often enough about the ways in which class defines museums—in particular, art museums—in that their contents are largely formed by the tastes and investments of the rich. There is no other conceivable explanation for the way institutions continue to represent the nation’s art largely as the work of individuals who are White and male. It is in this[…..]

Jack White: Neo-Totems and Other Works of Art

Screen Shot 2012-02-08 at 11.58.10 PM

In a recent BBC documentary on J Dilla, the deceased beatmaker’s family and fellow industry folk recount the seminal producer’s style, marked most notably by a counter-quantizing of his drum machine: a drunken mechanization, a meeting point of analog practices (the mythic process of searching through crates of records) and digitization that concurrently sounded ill-programmed (off-beat), yet intentional and on-point. This is man-made modernism, in[…..]