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Our nation’s streets and those of countries around the world have been activated as sites of outrage in recent years, as citizens have gathered to protest new regimes, restricted freedoms, and the abuse of power by those in positions of authority. Inspired by these communal acts of resistance, French artist Lola Gonzàlez will stage a collaborative performance with choreographer Oguri and composer Paul Chavez against the backdrop of downtown Los Angeles as part of her residency at FLAX.
Titled “The distance is beautiful. La distance la plus courte entre deux points n’est pas une ligne droite,” the event will feature a cast of 60 performers, both professionals and amateurs, who will march from four meeting points to gather at Grand Park, one of the rare human-scale, public gathering spots in this notoriously pedestrian-averse city. Once assembled, they will converge on the Park’s Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain, where they will enact a series of individual and collective actions. Spectators are invited to attend the free performance at Grand Park at 7:30pm, or follow the performers along their routes beginning at 6:45pm.
When: Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm
Where: Civic Center-Grand Park Metro Station (Hill Street Between Temple and 1st streets, Downtown, Los Angeles)
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“Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants—11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data—a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were…
he ownership of images has a long and nuanced legal history, which has evolved dramatically in recent years as cultural standards and photographic technologies have rapidly advanced
The show, which honors the 50th anniversary of an exhibition history once ignored, continues a series of projects documenting Wilmington’s contemporary art scene.
Renty and his daughter Delia. Renty was an enslaved African, kidnapped from the Congo, sold and forced into slave labor on the South Carolina plantation of B.F. Taylor
What is the relation between possessing a person, possessing their image, and dispossessing their progeny
As a scholar of African American history and photography whose work has focused on the status of violent images in museums and archives, I fully support the validity of Ms. Tamara Lanier’s claim and the amicus brief.
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, Delia, Drana, Alfred, Jack, George Fassena, and Jem remained in an unused storage cabinet until 1975, when it was discovered by an employee of the Peabody Museum.
I am writing in support of the amicus curiae brief submitted by Professor Ariella Aïsha Azoulay of Brown University for the full restitution of the daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, currently held by Harvard University, to their familial descendant, Tamara Lanier.
We cannot be indifferent to the long-lasting effects of photography. The photographs at the center of Lanier v. Harvard are relentless in making Renty and Delia Taylor work and perform as slaves. The pain inflicted on them has not ceased. Photography has the capacity to propagate harm, and we have the moral obligation to interrupt…