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Entries in art (3)
The Visual Arts section of the Tdot Renaissance is around this central theme of flipping the gaze. Changing Perception. Reclaim and retelling the story the way it should be told by the one who experience the story. This idea ofcourse is not original as for centuries people have struggled, died and made sacrifices just to tell their own stories, the true story, our stories the ones they don't teach you in the colonial school system or his-story class which are usually very Euro-centric centered.
Some of the artist who inspired me to tell like it is and flip the story and show/tell it how it should be or in the ideal way of how we'd like it to be.
Such Artist are;
Kevin "WAK" Williams
Who is a celebrate prominent painter and illustrator whose prints can be found in almost every Afrocentric household as his images show black love and a detailed man and womyn body in ways that have been seen often in many other popular artist's work.
Hank Willis Thomas
He reapproipate and packages and expose the hidden messages that he feels are attached to certain brands and advertisments
calling yourself a renaissance says a lot.
and we have a lot to say.
t-dot renaissance is a group of emerging and blossoming multi-talented, multi-linguistic artists creating a new blueprint for young artists of colour in the city.
it's not to say that there has not been art and young people in toronto, but it is time that there is holistic, documented account of the politicised issues that affect young people of colour in the city. of course t-dot renaissance is global not just with the connections that the group and its supporters have, but because of the issues that will be presented.
t-dot renaissance will continue to create and challenge stories through macro-genres of film, performance and visual art. art outside of the box. kind of like an artistic rubik's cube.
so mark your calendars. the date is set. toronto. december 3rd - 4th, 2011.
details to follow...