“The fence has always been a tool in the vocabulary of political landscaping and evokes associations with words like ‘border,’ ‘security,’ and ‘neighbor,’ which are connected to the current global political environment,”
“But what’s important to remember is that while barriers have been used to divide us, as humans we are all the same. Some are more privileged than others, but with that privilege comes a responsibility to do more,”
New York Public Art Fund 40th Anniversary Celebrations.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors will be on view October 12, 2017 – February 11, 2018 at sites throughout New York City.
Faith Ringgold was born in New York City in 1930. While working as an art teacher in public schools, she began a series of paintings called American People, which portrayed the civil rights movement from a female perspective. In the 1970s, she created African-style masks, painted political posters and actively sought the racial integration of the New York art world. During the 1980s, she began a series of quilts that are among her best-known works, and she later embarked on a successful career as a children’s book author and illustrator.
A massive inflatable ballerina created by #JeffKoons is the latest #publicart installatuon at New York’s Rockefeller Center! @Regrann from @streetartnews - Something new from Jeff Koons in New York City - #regrann https://www.instagram.com/p/BUHPG1gDxCe/
Description: Lithograph of Afro-Brazilians performing capoeira dance*. From the Schomburg Photographs and Prints Division (Print Collection - South America - Brazil).
Reference: SCPR 07.23.067
Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Note: danse de la guerre literally translates (from French) as “war dance”.
* This is incorrect. Capoeira is not a dance. It is a martial art that was carefully developed and designed specifically to look like a dance because it was illegal for slaves to learn how to fight.
In true embodiment of the Brazilian spirit, slaves (as I’ve explained before) crafted a fighting style that uses music and in which students do not make contact with each other (except for advanced acrobatic moves that require using another person as a springboard or something of the sort) in order to learn how to fight without getting in trouble.
Art and fashion come together to celebrate visionary artists of our time and what the word “free” means to them. Originally distributed to the public at art installations in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, Marc Jacobs x @visionaireworld have created one deluxe set of 36 posters in one custom hand-numbered bag. Please join us at Bookmarc NY tonight, June 7th, from 6-8PM to view our collaboration in-person and meet Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos. Hope to see you there!
Actor, Rough Night producer Paul W. Downs and July cover star, comedian, actress Kate McKinnon attend as ELLE hosts Women In Comedy event with July Cover Star Kate McKinnon at Public Arts on June 13, 2017 in New York City.