art · possibility

(black)womanhood and O’Keeffe

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In a recent post, I mentioned the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit that just ended at the Brooklyn Museum. Her clothing was used alongside visual images to position her as a feminist.

IMG_7556.JPGAlso on display at the museum was an exhibit addressing feminism and womanhood via African American artists. Posted below is a video that brings together various objects that seem to be in conversation. It is worth thinking about the limits and possibilities of sisterhood across so much that still divides us. Can we ever come together?

It is also worth simply thinking about womanhood. We’ve done a lot of that in the past year with so much change in our midst.

Of late, I am pondering all that Congressman Maxine Waters means when she says “reclaiming my time.” It has become a mantra for many. In this way, it goes beyond the political scene and not entirely.

What happens when people constructed as woman reclaim anything? On this I think as I prep for the fall semester with, among many things, Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album, before me. More to come.

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