blackgirlgenius (olamina) wrote,
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This is a map I found of regular exhibitions and biennials. I know they forgot to include the Whitney Biennial--not sure why--but it was surprising to see a map of ANYTHING that included Africa but did not include the United States. I don't mean to be an anti-America chauvinist but considering how America-centric things often are something like this is kinda thrilling. If only for a moment.
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In other news....

Dear Rich Man Boyfriend of The Future,

Please get me these things if you want me to continue to grace you with my esteemed presence. They are great art and furniture pieces from African designers.









More here.

Stuff like this excites me. As a child (of an African mother) I would complain to my mother that I never got a sense of a vibrant modern Africa operating on the world stage. I would always see old dusty wood carvings or read old folktales. These days I have actively sought out these signs of a changing and exciting Africa, I hope I can find ways to contribute in the near future.
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