Artist Description

The work looks at culture as something that exists in the digital world. It explores the idea of culture being easily deconstructed as it is constructed, and does so through the investigation of the #Blackgirlmagic movement. Here, this movement is the culture that is now being prescribed as necessary to experience of being a black womxn. Whilst important and necessary, it vaguely uses African traditions of healing and preservation , and proceeds to create a standard for black womxn. However this suggests that 'blackness' and being African are homogenised experiences and can therefore be passed down a culturally produced knowledge. This work looks at the cultivation process of what makes something a 'culture, and attempts to critique previous forced homogenising notions that constructed African culture and Black culture.

Black Don't Crack

Digital Drawing by Larissa Mwanyama
Materials used
archival print on paper, unframed
Size
W:60cm x 84 cm x D:01cm (paper size unframed)
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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      The work looks at culture as something that exists in the digital world. It explores the idea of culture being easily deconstructed as it is constructed, and does so through the investigation of the #Blackgirlmagic movement. Here, this movement is the culture that is now being prescribed as necessary to experience of being a black womxn. Whilst important and necessary, it vaguely uses African traditions of healing and preservation , and proceeds to create a standard for black womxn. However this suggests that 'blackness' and being African are homogenised experiences and can therefore be passed down a culturally produced knowledge. This work looks at the cultivation process of what makes something a 'culture, and attempts to critique previous forced homogenising notions that constructed African culture and Black culture.

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