Thursday, November 19, 2015

Slide Images for November 20

video
School Daze
Spike Lee
1988


video
In Living Color: Introducing Homie D. Clown
Damon Wayans
June 17, 1990


video
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Written by  Shawn & Marlon Wayans
Directed by Paris Barclay
1996


video
Scary Movie
Written by  Shawn & Marlon Wayans
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
2000


video
White Chicks
Written by  Keenen Ivory, Shawn & Marlon Wayans
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
2004


video
Bigger & Blacker
Chris Rock
1999

Terms of the Day for November 20


  • In Living Color -  a sketch comedy television series, which originally ran on the Fox Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994, created and written by and staring the Wayans brothers. The title of the series was inspired by the NBC announcement of broadcasts being presented "in living color" during the 1950s and 1960s, prior to mainstream color television. It also refers to the fact that most of the show's cast was predominantly African-American, unlike other sketch comedy shows whose casts were usually mostly white.
  • Spike Lee Joints – a term which refers to the films of African American filmmaker Spike Lee.  These films often explore American race relations and the closing credits always end with the phrases "By Any Means Necessary", "Ya Dig" and "Sho Nuff".
  • Bigger & Blacker - an album by Chris Rock, originally released on July 13, 1999, on the Dreamworks label. The album features live stand-up comedy tracks recorded for an HBO special at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and studio-recorded comic sketches.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Slide Images for November 18


 Brotherhood, Crossroads and Etcetera
Lyle Ashton Harris
1994

 Hottentot Venus 2000
Lyle Ashton Harris (with Reneé Cox)
1995

 Hot-en-tot 
Reneé Cox
1994

 The Liberation of Lady J. and Uncle B.
Reneé Cox
1998


 Black Chalkboards
Garry Simmons
1993

 Fertile Ground
Alison Saar
1993

 Lost and Found
Alison Saar
2003



Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as it Occurred b'tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart
Kara Walker
1994

Terms of the Day for November 18

  • Generation X - the generation born after the Western post-World War II baby boom, with birthdates from the early 1960s to the late 1970s.  This generation’s cultural outlook was influenced by several events, including the election of Ronald Reagan, Black Monday, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, the election of George H.W. Bush, the election of Bill Clinton and the United States 1990s economic boom.
  • Installation Art - an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An Except from Adrian Piper's "Funk Lessons"

There used to be a full version of this video online.  This is all I can find now.  A short clip where someone pointed their camera at the video playing in a gallery.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Slide Images for November 16

 Eat Dem Taters
Robert Colescott
1975






 Graffiti with the tag SAMO©
Jean-Michel Basquiat
c. 1977-1980

 Flexible
Jean-Michel Basquiat
1984

 Mona Lisa
Jean-Michel Basquiat
1983

TOBACCO
Jean-Michel Basquiat
1984

 Horn Players
Jean-Michel Basquiat
1886

Guarded Conditions
Lorna Simpson
1989


 You’re Fine
Lorna Simpson
1988

 Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features
Adrian Piper
1981

 My Calling (Card) No. 2
Adrian Piper
1986

Vanilla Nightmares No. 8
Adrian Piper
1986

 Cornered
Adrian Piper
1988

 Desire
Martin Puryear
1981

 Old Mole
Martin Puryear
1985

Ladder for Booker T. Washington
Martin Puryear
1996

Terms of the Day for November 16

  • Postmodern Art - a movement in Western art, spanning from the late 1970s until the present, which rejects the key ideas of modernism. 
  • Pluralism - a Postmodern movement in art that assumes the cultural context of art should be all-encompassing in its respect for the art of the world's wide variety of cultures and artistic styles, and that diverse cultural and stylistic influences can coexist in a work of art.
  • Appropriation - an artistic concept in which an artist uses an image already in existence and places it in a new context in order to give it new meanings.
  • Graffiti - images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.  Generally regarded as vandalism, the Postmodern era has recognized it as a legitimate artform.
  • Pastiche - a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work or an artistic composition made up of selections from different works.
  • Bricolage - the construction or creation of a work of art from a diverse range of things which happen to be available.