It is important to create and proclaim assertive and empowering images of people who are not white, male, and heterosexual, but it is equally important to move beyond the merely oppositional. Interrupting the discourse of dominant media with strong counter discourse or corrective is sometimes necessary and has been an effective strategy used by some Black film makers in Britain…
Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video, “The Moment of Emergence” essay by Pratibha Parmar.
Awww yisss! Native artists/Peoples repurposing the internet (via hashtags & meta-data) as a means to reclaim and take ownership their identities and image. Content creation is sooo important, people. And the best part is: you can too!

"The way we manipulate media online retains a lot of similarities with street culture, where artists, especially underrepresented ones, find a voice through repurposed media, whether that be a building wall or a street corner. The use of hashtags in the #IdleNoMore movement, the #NotYourNarrative hashtag, and others reflect individuals’ repurposing of the social internet, our digital public space…"

shihlun:

Félix González-Torres

*link added*
sonoftherifleman:

#perfectlylogicalexplanations , #inclusion , #psuautzengallery

sonoftherifleman:

#perfectlylogicalexplanations , #inclusion , #psuautzengallery

My biggest pet peeve for those who are in art school, or for those whom would consider themselves to be artists, is the flippant use of the term “modern art,” in reference to contemporary art—or virtually any work that isn’t strictly representational. Modernism is dead, people. It has been dead for a very long time. “Modern art” is not a catch-all term for art that rubs you the wrong way, work by Feminists, People of Color, or Queer folk, or for work that you (artists/students of art) cannot, or else, refuse to understand.

offwhitelikeme:

PLEASE INSERT YOUR, 2013

(inside/outside daytime)

My brother and I have taken over Portland State University! This is his work in the Autzen Gallery, as visible from the campus sky bridge.

Reception is this Friday at 4:00pm!

The show cards are in! #art #my show #you better go see it.

The show cards are in!
#art #my show #you better go see it.

One of the elements from my upcoming video installation

blackcontemporaryart:

EJ Hill
Help is On the Way (For Mark Aguhar, Trayvon Martin, and the rest of Us), 2012
Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles

Opening: November 14, 6:00 - 8:00pmDuration: November 14 - 28, 2013White GallerySmith Memorial Student Union, 2nd floor@ Portland State University1825 SW BroadwayOnly To Dream is a video installation that explores the problem of translation. Language is not fluid, it is viscous: thick with the souls of a people. Under translation, language struggles to maintain meaning, as it is bent and contorted to meet the needs of accurate classification. Illustrating the data-bending that occurs to language with the onset of several generations of translation, Only To Dream appropriates the literary works of pre-hispanic Nahua poets, as interpreted by spanish; later by english speakers.
Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/357049141108202/

Opening: November 14, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Duration: November 14 - 28, 2013

White Gallery
Smith Memorial Student Union, 2nd floor
@ Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway

Only To Dream is a video installation that explores the problem of translation. Language is not fluid, it is viscous: thick with the souls of a people. Under translation, language struggles to maintain meaning, as it is bent and contorted to meet the needs of accurate classification. Illustrating the data-bending that occurs to language with the onset of several generations of translation, Only To Dream appropriates the literary works of pre-hispanic Nahua poets, as interpreted by spanish; later by english speakers.

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/357049141108202/