🚀We need new cultural technology - study, remix, and expand 🚀
I am not an expert, just a daydreamer in a long lineage of Black dreamers who ask a lot of questions. There’s so much more to this world than what we are made to believe. Research is care work - as a curator I see my purpose as giving Black artistry the time, attention, and diligence it deserves. That means discarding lazy narratives and instead, tending to context. Masquerading as essential is one of the ways that the institution dominates our imagination- it makes us think that we can’t survive without it…even while surviving without it. I look to indigenous forms of cultural engagement practiced in Ghana (where I’m from) to remind me of this. I didn’t go to an art museum until I was 19, but that does not mean that I didn’t encounter art. My parents still don’t go to museums or galleries, yet creativity lives with us- an ongoing and intimate process.
What else could be, and what else already is?
Highlighting one (of many) Black inventions grappling with this question:
@ano_ghana ‘s The Kiosk Museum||
(Slide 3 features a scan of The Kiosk Museum Book (2015)) |||[Image descriptions in alt text] ———————————————————————Also, thank you for witnessing growth as we play with different formats - being both accessible and thorough is a priority. Learning so much about visual communication+ intentionality from accounts such as