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vmagazine:

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

Charlie Ahearn’s Film Retraces a Moment in New York Style - Video 1 / / 3

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn.  “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” [1]

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(via atane)

autumnjoiknight:

4/11 Performance @ The Museum of FIne Arts Houston - Hirsch Library 

Autumn Knight and Lisa E. Harris collaborate on their critical investigation on the idea of accessibility and exclusion.They are sensitized to the moments of inclusion and exclusion, expressed in the spatial designs of the Hirsch Library at various levels; a leery gaze that a security guard casts on them on their ways to the library past the Museum entrance; the Alice Pratt Brown Garden that is so hidden and recalls a private garden of the wealthy family; the back office that is only accessible for the Hirsch staff. Such tension gains a deeper cultural stake in the connection that the artists make with the racial structure.

Knight and Harris imagine the future of the Hirsch Library where the established inclusion-exclusion collapses. Assuming the roles of the future Hirsch staff members, they bring the presence of those who are not included into the space, forcing the audience the experience of exclusion.

(via thedeluxshow)

autumnjoiknight:

4/12: Processional Performance: Flower Man Bike Parade

with 2014 CounterCurrent Festival- Mitchell Center - Houston

A processional performance and public art event organized by Houston artists who remember the life, aesthetics, and artistry of Cleveland Turner. Houstonians are invited to continue his tradition of conviviality, style, and cycling by tracing the bike route of Flower Man through the streets of Third Ward.

(via thedeluxshow)

googlemouth:

Eat your heart out #thirdwardpyramidclub!! #parentssouvenirs #pyramids

googlemouth:

Eat your heart out #thirdwardpyramidclub!! #parentssouvenirs #pyramids

youngbacchus:

Erykah Badu—Honey, 2008

  1. Diana Ross-Blue; ”Imma Boss-Boo
  2. Eric B. & Rakim-Paid in Full; ”Erykah B. & Shaqif-Played as Hell
  3. The Beatles-Let it Be; What It Do”
  4. Nas-Illmatic; ”Liah-All Ready
  5. Funkadelic-Maggot Brain; ”Control Freaq-Fertilizer
  6. Grace Jones-Nightclubbing; ”Loretta Brown-Churchgoing”
  7. Ohio Players-Honey; ”Okay Player”
  8. Olivia Newton John-Physical; ”Olord-Please”
  9. Earth Wind & Fire-Head to the Sky; ”Erykah Badu-Hell to the Naw’l”
  10. Minnie Riperton-Perfect Angel; ”Making Money-Pray for Me”

(Source: doriancoreysmummy, via rbb85)