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Riot Babies: 50 Years on Detroit, Fire, And Freedom

August 16 - September 21

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Riot Babies is an inter-decade and intergenerational audio-visual dialogue around the impact of collective resistance on Black women’s artistic practice. It connects foundational energies of mass protests throughout the 1960s to flashpoints defining political epochs that have followed since, including this present moment. The show features 7 women all born in Detroit: Judy Bowman, Adrienne Maree Brown, Ijania Cortez, Ashara Ekundayo, Desiree Kelly, Ingrid Lafleur, Sabrina Nelson, and Halima Cassells, with a soundtrack by RiMarkable. The show is a prescient intervention as Black women are using all natures of expressions and materials in their protest. In this #BlackLivesMatter moment where queer Black feminisms are slowly but surely displacing traditional masculinist politics, Riot Babies is a small but mighty curated representation of the always present (but not always recognized) Black feminist grammar. This grammar is a grammar extending beyond essentialized notions of identity: a grammar that, in true sankofa tradition, looks to the past to frame conversations and visions about the Afro-future and the Afro-now.

Details

Start:
August 16, 2018
End:
September 21, 2018
Cost:
$ - See event webpage
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2wDfXm2

Venue

Ashara Ekundayo Gallery
480 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Organizer

Ashara Ekundayo Gallery
Phone:
+1 510-646-0366
Website:
http://bit.ly/2wEaOdB

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
1 Month long event

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