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Reconstructivist Art: Kehinde Wiley

Artist Kehinde Wiley as an example of Reconstructivist Art. Kehinde Wiley is an African American visual artist, known primarily for his lush, full-scale portraits of young urban African American men in contemporary clothing, but...

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I’m Not There: Film Review

I knew even before the house lights went down that I needed to approach this film in the right frame of mind. I knew not to expect a rational or linear plotline, that my...

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Warriors Remix

A few years ago, I participated in a number of the remix contests sponsored by the Indaba website –a chance to play producer with some big name artists.  Generally I tried to work chiefly...

Reconstructivist Art: Thru You

Kutiman’s “Thru You” as an example of Reconstructivist Art YouTube debuted in 2005, an online public forum for people to share their own homemade videos. It soon became a destination of choice for millions...

Dangerous Music

  Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they...