vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014

vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014

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theijeoma:

Flavour - Ada Ada

Ife di mma amaka, better soup na money kill am. Ada Ada, Ada e di ora mma.

Everything about this video will always remain beautiful. The gorgeous women, the masquerade, the dance, the language. Everything.  The beauty of being an Ada. Asampete. Nwanyi oma. Adaeze. Ada anyi. IGBO KWENU!!

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So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 

Artist: Hilary Faye

http://www.hilaryfaye.com/

Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.

Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

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jalylah:

the-drawing-center:

The Intuitionists is a collaborative project organized by artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine inspired by Colson Whitehead's novel The Intuitionist. The book is a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference. Hart, Jemison, and Valentine used phrases from the text as inspiration for unusual keywords used to search The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program database. 
Over 60 artists were invited to submit works that responded to a particular phrase, which has also determined the sequence in which the art will be hung. This show will be the last Selections show as The Drawing Center prepares to transition to our new program to support emerging artists, Open Sessions. 
The Intuitionists will be on display from July 11 - August 24. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. 
Images: Manfred Kirschner, Kunsttheorieuntersetzer - Lila-Mae, 2014. Drawing/C-print, 11 7/10 x 8 3/10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Patrick Earl Hammie, Platform, 2014. Oil on mylar, 84 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist. 

THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013 • +1 212 219 2166
jalylah:

the-drawing-center:

The Intuitionists is a collaborative project organized by artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine inspired by Colson Whitehead's novel The Intuitionist. The book is a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference. Hart, Jemison, and Valentine used phrases from the text as inspiration for unusual keywords used to search The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program database. 
Over 60 artists were invited to submit works that responded to a particular phrase, which has also determined the sequence in which the art will be hung. This show will be the last Selections show as The Drawing Center prepares to transition to our new program to support emerging artists, Open Sessions. 
The Intuitionists will be on display from July 11 - August 24. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. 
Images: Manfred Kirschner, Kunsttheorieuntersetzer - Lila-Mae, 2014. Drawing/C-print, 11 7/10 x 8 3/10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Patrick Earl Hammie, Platform, 2014. Oil on mylar, 84 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist. 

THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013 • +1 212 219 2166

jalylah:

the-drawing-center:

The Intuitionists is a collaborative project organized by artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine inspired by Colson Whitehead's novel The Intuitionist. The book is a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference. Hart, Jemison, and Valentine used phrases from the text as inspiration for unusual keywords used to search The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program database. 

Over 60 artists were invited to submit works that responded to a particular phrase, which has also determined the sequence in which the art will be hung. This show will be the last Selections show as The Drawing Center prepares to transition to our new program to support emerging artists, Open Sessions

The Intuitionists will be on display from July 11 - August 24. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. 

Images: Manfred Kirschner, Kunsttheorieuntersetzer - Lila-Mae, 2014. Drawing/C-print, 11 7/10 x 8 3/10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Patrick Earl Hammie, Platform, 2014. Oil on mylar, 84 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist. 

dreamhampton1:

1. Maru, Bessie Head (South Africa/Botswana)

2. Famished Road, Ben Okri (Nigeria)

3. The Bride Price, Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria)

4. Perpetua and the Habit of Unhappiness, Mongo Beti (Cameroon)

5. Sunset in Biafra, Elechi Amadi (Nigeria)

6. Letters to Martha, Dennis Brutus (South Africa)

7.

derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.
We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
How: $5
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/

derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs.

We start with John Akomfrah’s THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, in which Black sci-fi becomes a futuristic Pan-African venture. In Akomfrah’s telling, early techno-centric experiments give way to messianic characters who swap dominating narratives of science and progress for cosmic philosophies.

This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.

When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM

Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

How: $5

The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/

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afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.

afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:

”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.

(via nikitagale)

afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.
afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.
afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.

afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.