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The Resource Black imagination, curated by Natasha Marin

Black imagination, curated by Natasha Marin

Label
Black imagination
Title
Black imagination
Statement of responsibility
curated by Natasha Marin
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Artist
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Curator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Witnessing is sacred work too. Seeing ourselves as whole and healthy is an act of pure rebellion in a world so titillated by our constant subjugation," reflects viral curator Natasha Marin, on Black Imagination. This dynamic collection of Black voices works like an incantation of origin, healing, and imagination. Born from a series of conceptual art exhibitions, the perspectives gathered here are no where near monochromatic. 'Craving nuance over stereotype, we sought out black children, black youth, LGBTQ+ black folks, unsheltered black folks, incarcerated black folks, neurodivergent black folks, as well as differently-abled black folks." Each insists on their own variance and challenges every reader to witness for themselves that Black Lives (and Imaginations) Matter'" --
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contains biographical information
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YDX
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Black people
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Imagination
  • Healing in art
  • Artists and community
  • Conceptual art
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Artists and community
  • Black people
  • Conceptual art
  • Healing in art
  • Imagination
  • United States
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Black imagination, curated by Natasha Marin
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Based on a community-based, ongoing, non-visual conceptual art exhibition/experience the first iteration of which was performed at the CORE Gallery in Seattle in January 2018. "Instead of the visual arts exhibition many were expecting, upon arrival, blindfolded guests entered a pitch-black space, and docent Ayanna Hobson - a nationally recorded vocalist - led them through a sonic web of the collected voiced combined wirth her own exquisitely beautiful one." --Page 12. Explains the artist-curator Natasha Marin: ""Black people are not experiencing the black imagination. Our lives have been colonized by white imagination.'We are like pawns in the white imagination, whereas in the black imagination we are creators, we're gods, we can invent entire worlds, universes, philosophies, ways of relating to one another. We can explore us,' she said. That exploration is at the center of 'Black Imagination: The States of Matter,' a multimedia arts exploration curated by Marin and fellow artists Imani Sims, Rachael Ferguson and Amber Flame. The exhibit features the work of dozens of black-identified creative people working across disciplines. The participants were asked three questions that form the seeds from which 'Black Imagination' blooms: What is your origin story? How do you heal yourself? Describe or imagine a world where you are safe, valued and loved." --Adapted from book text and artist statement in the Seattle Globalist
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text
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Contents
Dearest black reader, here is my loin-fruit. My firstborn ... literally -- 7 steps for the white-identified reader -- Imagine: Serenity Wise -- Reagan Jackson -- Ebo Barton -- Sharyon Anita -- Kilam Tel Aviv -- Kenyatta JP Garcia -- Adrienne La Faye -- Jen Moore -- Erwin Thomas -- Shayla Tumbling -- Kiana Davis -- Samantha Hollins -- Aricka Foreman -- William Wallace III -- Raina J. Leon -- Carlos Sirah -- Laura Lucas -- Tyler Kahlil Maxie -- Maisha Manson -- Sharan Strange -- James E. Bailey -- Nashelle Ashton -- Tricia Diamond -- Tigerlilystar -- Angela Brown -- Tamara Boynton Howard -- Healing: Tamara Boynton Howard -- Reagan Jackson -- Darnita L. Boynton Howard -- Ebo Barton -- Sharyon Anita -- Kahn Davison -- Kilam Tel Aviv -- Kenyatta JP Garcia -- Adrienne La Faye -- Shayla Tumbling -- Kiana Davis -- Samantha Hollins -- Christopher Burrell -- William Wallace III -- Kadazia Allen Perry -- Angela Brown -- Carlos Sirah -- Laura Lucas -- Tyler Kahlil Maxie -- Maisha Manson -- Sharan Strange -- Nashelle Ashton -- Tricia Diamond -- Keith S. Wilson -- Kameko Thomas -- Brian Broome -- Origins: Brian Broome -- Kameko Thomas -- Robert Lashley -- Quenton Baker -- Shay Young -- Avery Young -- Artemis Osuna -- Ebo Barton -- Laura Lucas -- James E. Bailey -- Kahn Davison -- Kenyatta JP Garcia -- Adrienne La Faye -- Tamara Boynton Howard -- Reagan Jackson -- Samantha Hollins -- Keith S. Wilson -- Christopher Burrell -- Jen Moore -- Natasha Marin
Control code
1129099302
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781944211844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129099302
Label
Black imagination, curated by Natasha Marin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on a community-based, ongoing, non-visual conceptual art exhibition/experience the first iteration of which was performed at the CORE Gallery in Seattle in January 2018. "Instead of the visual arts exhibition many were expecting, upon arrival, blindfolded guests entered a pitch-black space, and docent Ayanna Hobson - a nationally recorded vocalist - led them through a sonic web of the collected voiced combined wirth her own exquisitely beautiful one." --Page 12. Explains the artist-curator Natasha Marin: ""Black people are not experiencing the black imagination. Our lives have been colonized by white imagination.'We are like pawns in the white imagination, whereas in the black imagination we are creators, we're gods, we can invent entire worlds, universes, philosophies, ways of relating to one another. We can explore us,' she said. That exploration is at the center of 'Black Imagination: The States of Matter,' a multimedia arts exploration curated by Marin and fellow artists Imani Sims, Rachael Ferguson and Amber Flame. The exhibit features the work of dozens of black-identified creative people working across disciplines. The participants were asked three questions that form the seeds from which 'Black Imagination' blooms: What is your origin story? How do you heal yourself? Describe or imagine a world where you are safe, valued and loved." --Adapted from book text and artist statement in the Seattle Globalist
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dearest black reader, here is my loin-fruit. My firstborn ... literally -- 7 steps for the white-identified reader -- Imagine: Serenity Wise -- Reagan Jackson -- Ebo Barton -- Sharyon Anita -- Kilam Tel Aviv -- Kenyatta JP Garcia -- Adrienne La Faye -- Jen Moore -- Erwin Thomas -- Shayla Tumbling -- Kiana Davis -- Samantha Hollins -- Aricka Foreman -- William Wallace III -- Raina J. Leon -- Carlos Sirah -- Laura Lucas -- Tyler Kahlil Maxie -- Maisha Manson -- Sharan Strange -- James E. Bailey -- Nashelle Ashton -- Tricia Diamond -- Tigerlilystar -- Angela Brown -- Tamara Boynton Howard -- Healing: Tamara Boynton Howard -- Reagan Jackson -- Darnita L. Boynton Howard -- Ebo Barton -- Sharyon Anita -- Kahn Davison -- Kilam Tel Aviv -- Kenyatta JP Garcia -- Adrienne La Faye -- Shayla Tumbling -- Kiana Davis -- Samantha Hollins -- Christopher Burrell -- William Wallace III -- Kadazia Allen Perry -- Angela Brown -- Carlos Sirah -- Laura Lucas -- Tyler Kahlil Maxie -- Maisha Manson -- Sharan Strange -- Nashelle Ashton -- Tricia Diamond -- Keith S. Wilson -- Kameko Thomas -- Brian Broome -- Origins: Brian Broome -- Kameko Thomas -- Robert Lashley -- Quenton Baker -- Shay Young -- Avery Young -- Artemis Osuna -- Ebo Barton -- Laura Lucas -- James E. Bailey -- Kahn Davison -- Kenyatta JP Garcia -- Adrienne La Faye -- Tamara Boynton Howard -- Reagan Jackson -- Samantha Hollins -- Keith S. Wilson -- Christopher Burrell -- Jen Moore -- Natasha Marin
Control code
1129099302
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781944211844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129099302

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