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black art

A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic). VLSI design and compiler code optimisation were (in their beginnings) considered classic examples of black art; as theory developed they became deep magic, and once standard textbooks had been written, became merely heavy wizardry. The huge proliferation of formal and informal channels for spreading around new computer-related technologies during the last twenty years has made both the term "black art" and what it describes less common than formerly. See also voodoo programming.
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Harvey makes these real-world connections for her Howard students in courses like Black Art and Visual Culture and Black Women in Visual Culture.
Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM, join us for refreshments, special performances from Boston-based artists and a sneak peek of "The Black Clown." We will end the night in a discussion with "The Black Clown" company members and open the mic to the community for remarks on the importance of black art and culture.
2), as Sorett further expands his analysis of the "distinctly spiritual" (26) nature of black art by exploring the influences of religious practices beyond Christianity on racial aesthetics during the 1920s and 1930s.
The book reconsiders "black art" as an alternative to "Afro-Brazilian art," as the latter term fails to comprehend many of the complex factors of black art in Brazil.
At the same time that scholars theorized the Black Aesthetic values by which the new Black Art would be validated, they also inadvertently narrowed the means by which artists and thinkers could express.
While English's eloquent characterization might seem to persuasively capture the complexity of racial identities, it is nonetheless iconoclastic, pushing against stubborn traditional definitions of Blackness and Black art alike.
Cleveland's Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity is a knowledgeable examination of the issues of race and identity, both in historical and contemporary Brazil.
"We want 'poems that kill,'" Baraka wrote in his landmark "Black Art," a manifesto published in 1965, the year he helped found the Black Arts Movement.
This year the artists were concerned with the role of black art, the black aesthetic, the relation between the visual arts and dance, music, drama, literature, religion, etc.
Because quotidian approaches to black art relied upon artists' ability to incorporate aesthetics with which audiences could presumably identify, a Black Art that would speak "directly to the needs and aspirations of Black America," in Larry Neal's words, was essential (2039).
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This passage prompts an important characteristic of both Black Art and the Palestinian Culture of Resistance.