Pop’Africana is a bi-annual fashion and art publication dedicated to delivering a rejuvenated image of Africans. We are based in New York City.
Our aim throughout popafricana.com is to foster interactive (critical and fun) dialogue with our readers on a more frequent basis and in the process introduce them to the beautiful, the stylish and the new. Here, you will find how diverse Pop’Africana is in its presentation and sources of inspiration.
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"…our reading of [Gerhard Richter’s] Abstract Paintings builds immediately on the activity of perception generated by observing the phenomena of colour and form at work, busily switching from being purely abstract to taking up life in the space they inhabit an arousing associations in our imagination. The eye roves, is swept into deep, immeasurable spaces soon checked by a thick, squeegeed paint track, a countering gesture, a haphazard splatter, a quick line — moving over, under, sometimes interpenetrating — their looseness contrasted to emergent geometric forms or near objects, all stated in a brilliant range of hues that are somehow also representational. These paintings are like complex and discontinuous narratives in which each focus yields a tenuous, incompatible fragment of a story told in terms of a multitude of formal incidents that intimate a resemblance to something already known."
I posted about this photographer Alex Prager a few months ago, after chancing upon her colour, cinematic, highly emotional, ala Cindy Sherman photographs in a website. Her works are currently on display at the MoMA for their New Photography 2010exhibition.
I did not know she is self-taught. Absolutely talented.
“Most intellectuals see fashion from the outside, whereas most fashion people do not necessarily have an in-depth knowledge of the hermeneutic tools they could use to better understand what they are doing.”
Donatien Grau: An Intellectual Fashion | Beyond Contradictions, AnOther Magazine