Events this Week!
I am having two talks this week. Tomorrow night is INFORMED BY THE CITY at Christie’s Education as part of my group exhibit with Project for Empty Space. I will be on a panel with other artists discussing site specific installation, spatial politics, and my own practice. On Wednesday night at Nurture Art’s Muse Fuse’s Annual Image Share Night where I will share about my work and my practice.
Hope to see you at both or either!
More info on what I do here: www.kameelahr.com
Dominick Brady x Carla Aaron-Lopez discussion in asking the question “What is art?” from various mediums and insight from ATL artists:
Fahamu Pecou - fahamupecouart.com
Nikita Gale - nikitagale.com
Prof. Robert Brown - Chair of Printmaking at SCAD ATL
Michi Meko - michimeko.com
Illastrate (https://twitter.com/Illastrate_) - “1ne 4 you”
DJ Variable - “Tribal”
OutKast - “Liberation”
GooDie MoB - “Guess Who”
Vera Hall - “Death Have Mercy” from Alan Lomax’s Songs of the South
Reverend R. C. Crenshaw & Congregation - “ I Love The Lord” from Alan Lomax’s Songs of the South
Arts & Craft is produced, written and edited by Carla Aaron-Lopez & Dom Brady for Abenghorn Media and IamKingCarla. Distributed by Arts Beats & Lyrics Radio at ablradio.com
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More installation shots here.
Name: Zuriel Oduwole
While we explore the face of feminism in Africa, today it is difficult to overlook the new generation of intelligent and bold young leaders that are refusing to be silenced by gender. Eleven year old Zuriel Oduwole is an award-winning documentary filmmaker that has been turning heads and grabbing the attention of some of Africa’s most prominent leaders. Aside from making history as the youngest person to be interviewed by Forbes Magazine, Zuriel’s fearless curiosity has earned her the title of the most influential girl on the continent of Africa.
Nigerian photographer August Udoh captures the competitors of Dambe. Since the 1950s, Nigerian boxers have held their own in international boxing competition. Dambe is a Hausa martial sport that used to take place at the village level. Matches were held on festival occasions, and the art was the special province of members of the butchers’ guild.
Dambe uses only one hand to strike, while the “weaker” hand is extended toward the opponent and used to ward off blows. Dambe competitions are held between groups who meet in dueling pairs on a symbolic battlefield, and the metaphor of warfare is apparent in the continuing use of the term “killing” to signify the strike that leads to winning a match.
See more of Udoh’s work HERE
By Vanessa Peterson
In the sixties and seventies, Philippe Koudjina, a prolific ‘snapshot’ photographer spent his nights documenting the young and trendy of Niger’s capital, Niamey. His photographs offer us a tender, personal look at a country in its youth after its declaration of independence, and the people who came out evening after evening to celebrate a new, hopeful era.
At just under an hour long “Photo Souvenir” offers the viewer a considered look at Koudjina’s work, as well as first hand interviews with various sitters and friends of the photographer. By being in the right place at the right time, Koudjina has documented a golden era in Niger’s history and his images will be remain relevant for years to come.
It’s easy to say “don’t give people so much power to hurt you,” but that does not address our need for connection and acceptance. It does not account for the very healthy impulse to seek feedback on our perceptions of the world. I believe that the healthiest person, when persistently rejected, will witness either an erosion of their mental boundaries or an erosion of their ability to engage in intimacy. I also believe that the only way to maintain good mental boundaries, to counteract social rejection, and to assess when to disengage, is to have strong self-knowledge and self-confidence, and to engage in self-compassion and care. In other words, to engage in behaviors that build your self-esteem.» Guest post: On consent in romantic relationships > More Than Two Book Blog (via brutereason)