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Appropriation

Fade to White: Examining the "Cultural Smudging" Effect On Black Music

EBONY.com | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.

'Whiteness Goggles' Set Out To Change How You See Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

Having a hard time understanding the meaning of appropriation? Take a look at Portland-based artist Roger Peet's handy "Whiteness Goggles" series. In...

Rachel Dolezal On 'Today': 'I Identify As Black'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices

Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former NAACP leader whose white parents say she misrepresented her identity by masquerading as a black woman for years, ...

The Reactions To Rachel Dolezal's Lie That Get It Right

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

The story around NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal set the Internet ablaze Thursday night when it was revealed that Dolezal, who has identified as a black w...

How Is This Artist Selling Instagram Photos That Aren't His For $90,000 Each?

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts

Did you know someone could resell your Instagram pictures for $90,000? Richard Prince, an established artist who plays with authorship and appropri...

Aggregating Lapidary Still Lifes

Annabel Osberg | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

What do fish tanks, earrings, mineral displays, license plates, and disco balls have in common?

Halloween: The Season for Culturally-Insensitive Fashion

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Nadia Dawisha

Halloween: the season of candy corn, pumpkins and culturally-insensitive costumes. Over the last few years, images of these costumes have spread through social media, sparking heated debates about cultural appropriation and how seemingly innocuous "fashion statements" can indeed hurt.

Being Transgender Is Scarier Than Being a Pirate

Rye Silverman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rye Silverman

Would Leto have won, or even been nominated, had the character, created for the film and not based on a real person, been written as a man? It's impossible to know for sure, but the cries of bravery, likely wouldn't be here.

Stalled in the Mirror Stage: Why the Jack Goldstein and Gretchen Bender Shows Leave Us Contemplating the Retro In Their Retrospectives

G. Roger Denson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The confluence in New York this summer of two exhibitions by Pictures Artists, Jack Goldstein at The Jewish Museum and Gretchen Bender at The Kitchen, supplied the more theoretically-minded art cognoscenti an art historical quandary to ponder.

Tiphares vs. Elysium -- Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

Elysium is the latest in a series of American productions that show how the Information Age has become the Age of Appropriation, one in which ideas and stories exist side by side for the borrowing, the taking, and ultimately, the mixing.

Richard Prince Wins Landmark Copyright Suit

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Painter and photographer Richard Prince, whose works have sold for millions of dollars, did not violate copyrights with most of the p...

The Talented Mr. Replay

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Appropriation has never looked fresher and more urgent than in the hands of Eric Doeringer, whose work, the fruit of years of hard labor and sustained...

Patrick Cariou On His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince & Gagosian

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK--In a landmark decision handed down in spirited fashion last Friday, Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts ruled against Richard Prince...

Christian Marclay's The Clock: In Search for the Epiphany of Parody

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Christian Marclay's acclaimed video The Clock was on view at New York's Paula Cooper Gallery from January 21 through February 19. Please note that th...

The Panda Appropriations -- Part Two: Ethics and Aesthetics

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

Derivative use ranges from the subtle (Cindy Sherman's "stills" echoing Hitchcock's movies) to deliberately heavy-handed (the near re-staging of Sherman's works by Alex Prager). So, what dictates proper use of someone's art?

The Panda Appropriations: When Your Property Is My Medium

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

It might seem like a good idea to surrender the ghostly essence of owned ideas. But when it comes down to the question of who's making money from whose efforts, we all chaff.