one pic friday. Michael E. Smith

Louise Lawler. Prominence Given, Authority Taken

Reena Spaulings. Her And No

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Isaac Contreras. The Creeps

Cady Noland

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one pic tuesday. Paul Sietsema

There are very recent instances where, under the law, the wearing of natural hairstyles is not protected from discrimination. (…) In any case, these gestures of using the du-rag in my practice became an entry point for me and hopefully others to better understand the implications of the multiple behaviors, attitudes, reactions, and declarations surrounding a black aesthetic. The du-rag was banned by the National Football League and National Basketball Association in America in the late 1990s / early 2000s, and I am asking why. Because when you ask everyone why, there are a million different answers that either address respectability politics or refer to its relationship to criminality. As if the du-rag was a cause and perpetuator of violence. In the end, it’s worn to protect the hair and condition its texture. It’s similar to hair rollers, which are rarely worn outside, but black folks are creative like that and asked, why not? It became subversive, and the powers that be have been trying to shut it down ever since. – Kevin Beasley, Silence is not neutral, Mousse Magazine, June 2017

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It is not impossible, it is even probable that I shall be able to summarize all the projects I shall ever carry out in my life under one title, which would be: “We Walk On The Planet Earth”.- stanley brouwn, A Step (1970) http://plaza.ufl.edu/kgladdys/ART6933/articles/brown1.pdf

Catherine Czudej. Ball Polisher

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