Open call: Source Material. Deadline: Feb 10. Details in profile. ( Image: @benalper )
We are longtime fans of vernacular photography: the often strange and sometimes hilarious #snapshot gems once intended to commemorate personal mementos, that are now often repurposed or collected for their unintentional artistry.
#Humbleartsfoundation 's first online exhibition of 2018 will take this fascination a step further, with an appropriation-loving nod to #DADA and the #PicturesGeneration of the 1970s and 1980s. Group Show 56 will look to artists who reimagine #vernacular photography -- not just as something to collect or recontextualize, but as source material for new creations.
Cut, folded, torn, sewn, digitally altered or something else: whether it's one of your own family photos or something you've found with author unknown, we want to see your hand in the transformation process.
🌲 Oregon Grown 5/6 Here is a little poem that I made based on my experiences and observations living in Portlandia as a POC. Take it as you like.
I won’t stop you, or judge you, or argue against you. I’ll let you continue to feed your own cognitive dissonance. Ill let you continue to believe that you are supreme and superior over me. I’ll let you believe your gentrification is progress, I’ll let you think that your coffee and tea practices are ethically and sustainably ok. I’ll let you walk past me as you ignore my presence, in your arrogance, I’ll let you continue to exclude me and my people from your conversations and agendas. I’ll let you meet your own lies full circle. I won’t intervene. I’ll let you appropriate what my people have been hated for. Ill let you parade in our culture, and speak in our slang. I’ll let you have fun with it. I’ll let you take my food and sell it for fortunes. I’ll let you have it all. I’ll let you do all those things because that’s the only way you’ll learn. I’ll let you repeat history, and I’ll let you build your discoveries on things that already existed. I’ll observe, I’ll let you continue forever. Continue to feed your cognitive dissonance.
London arts fair.
Larry SeintiAchiampong Glyth Series 2014.
The series abstracts online source images of black dolls for sale on sites such as Etsy or eBay and the resulting digital images are displayed with their original seller's descriptions as captions. In this work, the artist uses abstraction as a dynamic means to disrupt stereotypical representations of each doll, and in doing so challenges historical constructions of race and gender.