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AFRICOBRA was a Chicago-based black arts movement in the 70’s that focused on creating positive representations of the Black community in the art world. At a time where most depictions of black people were stereotypical, the creation of positive, uplifting artworks was crucial to disrupting racists narratives in the media. Through core visual tenets like “Kool-Aid colors”, direct eye contact, written words and more, the AFRICOBRA movement has defined a clear visual style. Even though this work was amazing at disrupting the usual problematic narratives, it still was a product of its time because they deliberately excluded LGBTQ+ relationships to be depicted in their works. Fighting for a heteronormative family structure was already radical because Black families were (and still are) depicted as broken and without father figures. I understand why they decided not to include LGBTQ+ representation, but as a Gen Z’r, I decided to extend this movement into the modern day, and give (black) queer people the representation they deserve. 

 

.: Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
.: Giclée print quality
.: Matte finish
.: For indoor use

AFRICOBRA Girls - Giclée Art Print

$40.00Price

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