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.
alice neel, andy warhol, 1970
zackary drucker & rhys ernst, relationship, 2008-13 #whibi
trisha brown show curated by alex fialho & melissa levin. congrats @fagalho !!! woman walking down a ladder, 1973. choreography: trisha brown; photo: babette mangolte
Glenn Ligon, Gold Remember The Revolution #2, 2007.
(based on Richard Pryor joke)
"Remember the revolution brother? We lost. Motherfuckers kicked our ass in about six month. We was bad on T.V. for about six months. We had white folks scared. "Get out you motherfucker, honky!" White folks was scared. Six months the shit was over. Paid the niggers off, they left. We was still out there talkin ‘bout, "What? Huh? What Happened? Where Huey and Elridge? What happened to the guys? The shit is over? We back to singing groups?""
after years and years of coveting, caved & purchased glenn ligon, america
the homework files: zanele muholi, what don’t you see when you look at me I, 2004