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LEARN ABOUT NEW BLACK ARTISTS!

An artist on the rise…..Wangechi Mutu’s work explores feminism and post-imperialism through using elements of the African tradition and feminine body.

Mutu’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art MuseumTate Modern in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany theCentre Georges Pompidou in Paris and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Her first solo exhibition at a major North American museum opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March 2010.[3] Her first major solo exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey[4] in the United States opened at Nasher Museum of Art on March 21, 2013.[5]

She participated in the 2008 Prospect 1 Biennial in New Orleans and the 2004 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Her work has been featured in major exhibitions including Greater New York at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Barbican Centre in London, and USA Today at the Royal Academy in London.

On February 23, 2010, Wangechi Mutu was honored by Deutsche Bank as their first “Artist of the Year”. The prize included a solo exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. Titled My Dirty Little Heaven, the show traveled in June 2010 to Wiels Center for Contemporary Art (nl) in Forest, Belgium.

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dynamicafrica:

#EarthDay: Whether referred to as Île Sainte-Marie or its more formal name Nosy Boraha, one cannot deny how breathtaking this island off the east coast of Madagascar is.
It’s a hotspot for humpback whale watching and is also a first-class diving site - free from sharks, too.
During the 17th & 18th centuries, because of the island’s proximity to maritime routes of ships sailing to and from the East Indies, it became a popular base for pirates with the likes of Abraham Samuell, William Kidd and Olivier Levasseur making use of the island for their piracy activities.

dynamicafrica:

#EarthDay: Whether referred to as Île Sainte-Marie or its more formal name Nosy Boraha, one cannot deny how breathtaking this island off the east coast of Madagascar is.

It’s a hotspot for humpback whale watching and is also a first-class diving site - free from sharks, too.

During the 17th & 18th centuries, because of the island’s proximity to maritime routes of ships sailing to and from the East Indies, it became a popular base for pirates with the likes of Abraham Samuell, William Kidd and Olivier Levasseur making use of the island for their piracy activities.

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Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

Just beautiful.

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samflow:

The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing.

Read more here

Now HERE’S a good goddamn glimpse at breast cancer.  Fuck your “save second base” bullshit.  -C

This is so fucking powerful