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The more closely the art world aligns itself with the upper echelons of global capital, the less it seems like a potential force for radical social change. Enter Into Action, a nine-day long pop-up exhibition that aims to reinforce the connection between art and social justice, activism, and cultural resistance.
Organized by Hank Willis Thomas and Michelle Woo (of For Freedoms), Glenn Kaino, Yosi Sergant, and Favianna Rodriguez, the project features artwork and installations by dozens of visual artists, performances, panel discussions and workshops on topics ranging from civil disobedience to climate change, and criminal justice reform. Notable participants include John Legend, Patrick Martinez, Shepard Fairey, Van Jones, SWOON, Andrea Bowers, and many more. Into Action is free and open to the public. Check the calendar for a full list of events.
When: Opens Saturday, January 13, 10am–10pm
Where: 1726 N. Spring St., Chinatown, Los Angeles
“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…
In 1850, when Dr. Robert W. Gibbes commissioned J. T. Zealy to make daguerreotypes of persons held in slavery in and around Columbia, South Carolina, for Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz to use in support of his theory that African people were a separate species, daguerreotypes were at the height of fashion.
The show, which honors the 50th anniversary of an exhibition history once ignored, continues a series of projects documenting Wilmington’s contemporary art scene.
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
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
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.
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.
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.