Andrew Putter: Native Work (Capetown, South Africa)
This new installation comprises 21 black-and-white photographs of contemporary black Capetonians….
"If you do not understand white supremacy (racism)—what it is and how it works—everything else you know will only confuse you."
"People like myself, we’re fighting two battles in different realms- we’re being critical of the West, perception of the West about our identity, about the image that is constructed about us, about our women, about our politics, about our religion. We’re there to take pride and insist on respect. At the same time, we’re fighting another battle, that is our regime, our government… Culture is a form of resistance. I envy sometimes, the artists of the West, for their freedom of expression, for the fact that they can distance themselves from the question of politics, for the fact that they are only serving one audience, mainly, the Western culture. But also I worry about the West, because often in this country, in this Western world that we have, culture is at risk of being a form of entertainment. Our people depend on our artists, and culture is beyond communication."
#shirin neshat quote
“Racism is not dead. It’s not. And that’s why this film is so important. To understand American society today, it starts with these kinds of stories, and the fact that they haven’t been dealt with yet. There’s work to be done. There are apologies that need to be sought and apologies that need to be offered. And that’s on a political level and a social level and an individual level and a communal level.” - Lupita Nyong’o
(Source: tiaraloveskandlupita, via fuckyourracism)