How did trance-possession, an act traditionally praised for its practical utility and transcendent powers across sub-Saharan Africa, come to epitomize heresy?
Apparently, women only had one shot at innocence and overall agency, and Eve had already thrown it away.
Like a banner at a rally, or a poster advocating for revolution, the art created by the Yoruba people is meant to have life and to be used, whether that function is practical, didactic, ritual, or all of the above.
Mendieta’s work is a call to neither only empathy nor only imagination; it implicates the audience as both co-agents and co-artists through participation.
The art industry is currently controlled and manipulated by the modern day “dandy” and their hunger for conspicuous consumption.
a compromise between the conscious and unconscious brought about in a situation in which something desired is out of reach
A series of recent fashion magazine covers reimagined to rectify the lack of representation of Asian American women
Through writing and political activism, Ding questioned the ways in which China's State and Party demanded that she flatten her ideologies and personhood to fit cleanly within a single, legible identity: the model socialist woman.
Not only does solitary confinement fail to achieve the stated goals of the practice, but many of the effects of isolating prisoners are counterproductive to addressing or preventing dangerous behavior.
"The Bight" and "The End of March" cast light upon an invisible line that connects Elizabeth Bishop's earlier work to her later work.