By Lynnette Nicholas
The two-day art exhibition features a variety of vignettes and installations that reflect themes and scenes represented in the Random Acts of Flyness variety series. Designed to celebrate black culture, the two-day experience will feature several interactive elements including: “Black Women Will Save Us All” Room-highlighting the Black women who continue to make and re-shape history, “Sexual Proclivities of the Black Community- a recreated bedroom set seen in the first episode of the series that showcases non-traditional black love as well as a live recording of a podcast with Terence Nance.
The Random Acts of Flyness exhibit is not just an art installation. It is a multi-sensory experience that includes: mind-bending imagery, provocative and in-your-face art as well as interactive spaces for humans to just lay around and be “human”. Blackface, not to be confused with ‘blackface’ is beautifully showcased. A glorious reimaging of braids is elegantly displayed in a work by Shani Crowe entitled “Braids”. Marketing on body creams and lotions labeled “White Be Gone” is unapologetically black and genius, in an overt attempt to assist the presumed buyers in ridding themselves of whiteness.
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Lynnette Nicholas is a NYC based writer, freelance journalist and voice actress. She writes about: women, black women, parenting, faith and pop culture. You can find her on Twitter posting inspirational content for women and young girls (@truelylynnette), or Instagramming (@lynnettenicholas).