AUDIO: Still Processing: ‘Confederate,’ ‘Detroit’ and Who Owns Stories About Blackness – The New York Times

Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris discuss the proposed HBO drama Confederate and more on ‘Still Processing:’

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Alfred R. Waud. Mustered Out. Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 1865. Drawing. Chinese white on green paper. Published in Harper’s Weekly, May 19, 1866. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-175 (5–1)

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ART: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power | @Artsy

Via @Artsy:

“Kara Walker is one of the most high-profile and controversial artists in America. The exhibition presented three narrative portfolio series, executed in print—The Emancipation Approximation, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War and An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters.”

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Alison Saar, Weight, 2012; wood, rope, cotton scale and miscellaneous objects; Copyright Alison Saar, Images courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA

 

 

Alison Saar, Cotton Eater (head), 2013; ceramic, acrylic, graphite, and cotton balls; signed and dated, etched in neck verso; Copyright Alison Saar, Images courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA.

Source: Alison Saar: Bearing – MoAD Museum of African Diaspora