“There’s gon’ be some stuff you gon’ see that’s gon’ make it hard to smile in the future…but through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor. You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit. Remember that.”
WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER
by Kareem Reid (westindians)
“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.
Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.
Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:
For these photos….
Wolverhampton, 1978. Photo by Chris Steele-Perkins
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