It’s really not a surprise why a lot of men don’t see representation as important: they are fucking drowning in it.
Ntozake Shange: Playwright, Poet, Performer - Education Update
Ntozake Shange, Barnard graduate, Class of ‘70 garnered an Obie for her 1974 play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” She has also won Tony, Grammy, Emmy nominations, a Pushcart Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She was born Paulette Williams in Trenton, NJ.
(Also relevant to problems of race, gender, etcetera.)
Have to admit that I’m always a little jealous of those of you in cities like New York or London that get to enjoy some of the best Pan-African and African Diasporic events.
This Saturday December 7th, if you’re anywhere near the Brooklyn Museum, in celebration of Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu's residency at the museum, their Target First Saturdays event will center on her exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fanastic Journey. There’ll be a talk hosted by the curator of the exhibition, Saisha Grayson, another talk by Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili, a spoken word performance by musician, poet, actor and writer Saul Williams, and of course, lots of music.
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YOU AND ME
Folks enjoying Zhang Zhaohui’s interactive public art installation ‘You & Me’ set up in the famous 798 Art District in Beijing China. The body shaped metal frames are adult sized with small rocks sitting at the bases to allow for easy access into the cutouts.
*photo #2 AP Photo/Lee Jin-man