Hot Links: Bootleg Video, Reading Rainbow and Kara Walker’s A Subtlety

While in New York City last week, I went to the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn to see Kara Walker’s large scale installation, “A Subtlety“. I highly recommend seeing it if you are in the New York City. It runs through July 6th.

Also, I stopped by the Whitney for an art talk with Whitney Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, Sarah Lewis and Imani Perry. The discussion was centered on Dawoud’s work, The Birmingham Project, which is a series of photographic diptychs of Birmingham citizens who grew up during the civil rights and youth today. BTW, I want to read Sarah Lewis’ book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery.

I have never bought a bootleg video or DVD but I have watched them. The first bootleg video I recall seeing is “New Jack City”. [I also saw it at the movies.] After reading Andre Seewood’s bootleg post on Shadow and Act, it has made me think about how these videos affect African American films.

LeVar Burton is dedicated to bringing back Reading Rainbow for all kids everywhere. He aims to do this with the help of Kickstarter.

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