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Tag Archives: art

Lemonade: Our Album of the Year

By Stephanie Shonekan, Contributing Editor, Art, Music, and Pop Culture This year’s Grammy Awards show was one of the best I have seen in the last few years. Almost every performance was spectacular–Bruno Mars as himself and then as Prince; … Continue reading

American Popular Culture

This course is a survey of American cultural history since the mid- 19th century with an emphasis on the consistent interplay between white and black culture that ultimately produces a set of specifically American cultural forms. We will also examine the … Continue reading

Luke Cage: An Exploration of Black Identity

By Marquise Griffin “Man, it is what it is. You can’t understand a man if you ain’t live what he lived.”             -Method Man “Bulletproof Love” I have a vivid memory of being in the Chicago Union Amtrak station in … Continue reading

One Week of Poems on Love and Terror

By adrienne maree brown In this moment, when the future is so uncertain, Praxis Center turns to poetic offerings by adrienne maree brown. As she wrote on her blog, “i still believe it is the core work of our species – to … Continue reading

Creative Time Summit | Keynote: Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, presents at the 2013 Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City. He asks: Can place can be a productive basing point for … Continue reading

Representations of HIV/AIDS

This class is meant to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation of the representation of HIV/AIDS in many different media sources: science writing, journalism, visual art, literature, drama, and popular culture. At the core of this class is the organizing question: what … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei, Without Fear or Favor

Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei’s life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight … Continue reading

Migration is Beautiful

Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both Presente.org and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric and … Continue reading

Affrilachian Visual Artist Showcase

Presentation by Marie T. Cochran at the Symposium on Affrilachia at the University of Kentucky, Lexington on March 9, 2011, of artwork by the artists included in the exhibition “Common Ground Affrilachia! Where I’m From” at the August Wilson Center … Continue reading

Without Walls: Interview With Ken Saro-Wiwa

This rare interview with the writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was screened in late November 1995 on Channel 4. Saro-Wiwa led the Ogoni people of Nigeria in their non-violent struggle to stop the multinational oil companies, like Shell, destroying their … Continue reading

Amplified Voices from an Unequal Platform

Over the past decade lesbians, gays, trans and intersex persons in Africa have experienced high levels human rights abuses. Some of these abuses are committed by the State, which deny us the right to education, health care, bodily safety, freedom … Continue reading