“The Black Pupil” : Exhibition by Students of the Black Arts Movement

"Why Cant We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over" | Artist, MickaleneThomas

“Why Cant We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over” | Artist, Mickalene Thoma

“The Black Pupil” : Exhibition by Students of the Black Arts Movement

I stumbled upon this image by Artist, Mikalene Thomas, after searching for some research with regard to the Black Arts Movement. Thought the image was intriguing and wanted to share it. The exhibition that accompanied her work is below.

“This exhibition is a collective expression of core concepts and intentions of the Black Arts Movement of 1965-75.  It is organized around themes such as:  “Black Light” visions and depictions of blackness; “Places and Spaces” as sites of collectivity and resistance; the essential role of music; the artist and art as forces for change; and “I AM: Statements of Blackness” reflecting the conversation between “old school” and “new school”–elders and youth–via poetry and art.  We look to Malcolm X, the fire prophet, and his words, his style, his transformations.  We ask:  What happened to the Black Arts Movement, and where is it thriving today?  We say: Black art exists and it is moving people.” — TBP

View Images from The Exhibit

Source: Chicago Art Magazine (c) 2010

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