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“Artist in Residence”: Vogue Celebrates Female Artists Feat. Portraits by Lorna Simpson

In celebration of Vogue‘s 125th anniversary, the prominent fashion publication has produced a collection of narratives featuring artists from diverse backgrounds. Their most recent Art in Residence article, commends the work of female artists in America and honors the contributions of legendary artist Joan Jonas, art curator Rujeko Hockley, social media art guru Kimberly Drew, and many more. To up the ante,…

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Arthur Jafa Releases ‘Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death’ Visual

Arthur Jafa is a director, filmmaker and cinematographer who has used his platform to promote and express Black culture through a variety of mediums. In addition to speaking up about transgression in public spaces with Black culture guru Bell Hooks, he shot Spike Lee’s ’90s classic Crooklyn, co-directed the photography of our very own Solange‘s…

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Street Art Reminds America Of Its Roots

If you’ve ever been to New York and have seen the pencil drawn, wheat-pasted faces of defiant women above bold declarations, like “Stop Telling Women To Smile” and “My Name Is Not Baby”, then you know who Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is. She has been using her art to address street harassment for years. What started out…

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Amaal Said’s Must-See Photography Embraces Beauty Within Women Of Color

It’s nice to see that Amaal Said’s poetic flare hasn’t left her aesthetic since transitioning into photography. Regularly casting women of color as her primary muse, the Danish-born Somali photographer and poet has a knack for capturing beauty in it’s most natural state. Amaal simply wishes to utilize her talents to bring people together. Currently based in London, UK,…

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Stream Lorna Williams’ ‘Locus’ Playlist Ahead of Next Week’s “Roll Back, Say That” Artist Talk

We’re just slightly more than a week away from our artist talk with Lorna Williams. So, we asked the New Orleans native to give our readers and “Roll Back, Say That” attendees an idea of what the figurative art she produces means to her. If you’re familiar with Williams already, you know she uses commonly…

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Interview: Lorna Simpson

Spanning 30 years in the art world, creating and exhibiting art, Lorna Simpson champions the freedom of identity: race, sexuality and gender. Much like Prince, one may wonder if there isn’t an art medium that she cannot master. Photographer, Collagist, Painter, Filmmaker, Illustrator, and yes the list goes on. Over the summer, we chatted with…

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Virtual Hub For Creatives Pays Homage To Female Artists

Born and raised in Trinidad, 25-year-old Kadeem Fletcher is the internet sensation you should know about. Creating an aesthetically pleasing virtual hub for creatives worldwide is just one of the many things he likes to do in his spare time. When the young mogul isn’t too busy taking NYC by storm, pursuing his degree in…

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Get Lost In Another Dimension With Thundercat’s Animated “Song For The Dead”

Bass player and singer Thundercat never disappoints as he releases an intergalactic visual for his lead single, “Song for the Dead,” stemming from his latest mini-LP The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. We have listened to him create wondrous bass lines over Flying Lotus’ tracks, along with a slew of others, but now we have Thundercat’s…

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Audio: Tommy Genesis, “Art”

After officially announcing the release of her new album World Vision 2 last week, Awful Records underground rap queen Tommy Genesis has gifted fans with “Art,” the first single from her forthcoming LP. The Vancouver native lends some ghostly, monotone vocals over the Ethereal-produced unconventional beat to deliver a perfect dark and enchanting  sound. With…

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“Circle of Mothers” Series Sheds Light on Mothers as Victims of Injustice

“Circle of Mothers,” a painting series by Sylvia Maier captures the pain of the mothers who lost children to police brutality. The backdrop of each painting is what appears to be a US coin with the words “In God We Trust” and “Liberty” all of which are ironic because in the cases of these mothers,…

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7 Songs That Make Jackie Nickerson ‘Wine & Grind’

  Boston born photographer Jackie Nickerson, has been challenging viewers to examine their relationships with their environments and work places with pieces like Farm, Terrain, Faith, and 10 Miles Round. In Terrain, she traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa to capture laborers at work. She tells Time of the piece, that she wanted to explore the importance…

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Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted & Black” Inspires South African Exhibition

  Whenever Nina Simone graced the stage or flows through our speakers despite her nonchalant and effortless demeanor, it is her presence and raspy voice that often leaves you with chills. Her voice belting words that are as relevant today as they were when the wax dried on the vinyl. Her more popular song “Young,…

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