Almost Art History
A little over a week into February 2018, and I've decided to finally start working on my blog. The title of the blog is Almost Art History. It exists to highlight topics of marginalization and representation within the art history community, as well as noting contemporary issues that will affect art canon in the future. For those who know me, the big topics I'm interested in are: traditionally domestic mediums (aka craft mediums), marginalized sexualities and genders, and intersectional feminism.
Since it's February, I've decided to start off on a light-hearted theme --
Black Art History & Contemporary Makers
As someone who regularly researches representation in the arts of marginalized communities, it is absolutely appalling to see how little people of color are represented in ceramics, let alone black individuals.
For black history month, I'm providing information on black ceramicists - in America and internationally. I don't intend to limit black makers to a single month, however. In the future, I'll be sure to point out black ceramicists as much as possible!
Let's get started with --
Waiting, 2017, image from Mtimkulu's Instagram (@duma.mtkl)
Duma Mtimkulu is a black ceramicist working in South Africa. Design Indaba lists him as a student of Tshwane University of Technology, and provides the following description for his work: