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ERIC Number: EJ1048834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Ride or Die
Denmead, Tyler; Brown, Ruth-Nicole
Art Education, v67 n6 p47-53 Nov 2014
In this Instructional Resource, Denmead and Brown consider how "Ruffneck Constructivists," an exhibition curated by Kara Walker at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, can disturb and provoke young creatives and art education more broadly. For this exhibition, Walker draws on the figure that MC Lyte portrays in her song "Ruffneck," to consider architectural forms and meanings that contain all the "angst and braggadocio and ego and rage that Black creatives have brought forth in other fields, particularly music, but also underground entrepreneurship, dance, 'thug life,' and spiritualism" (Walker, 2014 , para. 1). The exhibit features 11 artists whose work across a variety of media--installation, video, sculpture, and painting--fits Walker's vision for defiant architecture made in the spirit of rude boys, b-girls, and ragamuffs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania