The title of this tumblr is inspired by the Zora Neale Hurston quote from her essay "how it feels to be colored me": "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background." It serves as the title and inspiration for an amazing work by Glenn Ligon. This tumblr is a reflection of my art aesthetics but also hopes to highlight art and related topics that are often marginalized within the 'sharp white background' of the mainstream art world.
Viv is a Rio de Janeiro-born, Miami-fled, Bay Area-missing, NY-based art worker & dreamer pursuing a PhD in Art History. She identifies as a radical, queer cis female femme, mixed-race person of color.
conrad ventur, mm #29, 2011
chloe dzubilo, untitled (ain’t nothing like knowin’), 2008. // text: ain’t nothing like know on’ what it feels like…when you slip thru the cracks of society, political niceties, political correctness, health care, corrupt drs. housing, employment, wealth, shoe stores, subways, family outings, holidays, systems, systems systems ain’t nothing like knowing these facts deep in ones bones. when your a transexual. ain’t nothing like knowing triumph over all these adversities. Chloe 2008
blurry @fagalho in benjamin fredrickson’s pop-up studio, 2014
@visual_aids ephemera as evidence exhibition: clit club archive, safe sex handbook for lesbians, 1993