Craft is the cultural expression of craft and the people who make it, says Dwayne Gage, author of “Black Craft Cultures”.
Gage’s book is a comprehensive guide to African-American craft, and it explores the role of the craft in contemporary political life.
He says black people have always made craft products, but the impact of craft culture in contemporary American politics has been felt in the political arena.
Gage says the Black Craft Culture has become more important as the economy has improved and people can afford to spend more on art.
“It’s about a certain level of social capital, the kind of things that you have to have, and also the ability to access and get things done in a certain way,” he says.
It’s not going away.” “
I think that’s the kind that we need to continue to be vigilant about, because the craft and craft culture have been around for quite a while.
It’s not going away.”
The Black Craft Museum, founded in 1963, in Chicago, is now home to an extensive collection of African- American art, and the Museum of African American History and Culture was founded in 2011 by former President Barack Obama.
It was named after the late African American leader Martin Luther King, Jr. It has a history of collecting works from artists and artists’ organizations, and has recently been renovating a former jail where black prisoners were held, Gage said.
It is the first museum in the US dedicated to African American artists, and is also home to a collection of Black Lives Matter t-shirts.
Art, he says, has always been a way to express and reflect on social and economic inequality.
“When you go into a store and you see some art or some work that you like, you have that opportunity to buy it,” he said.
“We need to have a conversation about the political economy, about economic inequality, about how the black community feels, how they feel about what’s happening right now.”
Art and politics Black artists have also become influential in the art world, Gaged says.
While he doesn’t have a specific number for the number of black artists who have worked in art over the last few decades, he does point to the fact that there are many African-Americans working in the arts.
He said that the number is not insignificant and that the craft community, which is often overlooked by mainstream society, plays a key role in its growth.
“The craft is a way for African Americans to say, ‘We’re not just here to buy clothes, we’re here to make art’,” he said, adding that African Americans are also artists who “think outside the box”.
“African-American artists are very visual thinkers.
They are very interested in the history of the world, the history, the present, and then what is next.”
Gage also believes that there is a strong connection between the art community and black political leadership.
“What you see with the craft, with the art that is created, is that people are not going to just put this thing on the wall and walk away,” he added.
And that’s important because that means we’re making sure that we are a part of this conversation.”