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nearlya · 24 minutes ago
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Diedrick Brackens. in the valley, 2018 C&: You also teach as an Assistant Professor at Cal State Long Beach. Do you see a responsibility in passing along the craft and tradition?
DB: That’s a difficult question. I see my responsibility centering around mentorship more than specifically cultivating a new cohort of weavers. There are such a precious few Black art students I have the chance to interact with in my time as an educator – I can count them on one hand. And I want to see that change. I want to pass on a sensitivity to material and process-driven approaches to making. I value craft practice and mastery and I want to continue to push for it as the art world continues to get techie.
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nearlya · 34 minutes ago
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Diedrick Brackens. the bravest sons, 2018
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maybethereissomething · 11 days ago
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Diedrick Brackens
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contemporaryartdaily · 12 days ago
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Diedrick Brackens at Oakville Galleries
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gay-curator · 15 days ago
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Offsetting the comfort and warmth implied by the softness and pliability of textiles, Brackens’s iconographies embody the harsh realities of queer Blackness. The ritualistic compositions grapple with the untold everyday violence committed against Black people, including the unequal impact of HIV/AIDS on Black and marginalized populations; by extension, they also inadvertently speak to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these very same communities. In the face of such injustices, Brackens upholds love and kinship as threads of connectedness that repair and sustain. — Charlene K. Lay, Frieze Magazine
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connorphotoshoot · 28 days ago
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Diedrick Brackens by Connor Franta
VMan / March 2021
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lostappalachia · a month ago
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Diedrick Brackens, “Flying Geese” (2020)
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garbroll · 2 months ago
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138138138 · 4 months ago
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ashleyelainethomas · 5 months ago
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Blanton Museum Artist Talk with Diedrick Brackens. November, 2020
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thelightenters · 8 months ago
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Diedrick Brackens, shape of a fever believer, 2020
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vizuart · 10 months ago
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Diedrick Brackens - a star is a seed (2019)
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earthpiecevii · 10 months ago
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blessed are the mosquitoes, diedrick brackens, 2020
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brooklynmuseum · 10 months ago
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We’re honoring Pride Month with a look at LGBTQ+ artists who use languages of craft, textile, handiwork, and assemblage to express queer themes and identities. Inspired by woven and assembled forms, this selection of artworks reminds us of how seemingly small-scale, everyday gestures can create connection, community, visibility, and change. In Diedrick Brackens’ when no softness came (2019), a bright green figure lies backwards atop a galloping steed. Inspired by the imagery of Black cowboys, the artist abandons tropes of equestrian portraiture—which shows horseback, typically male victors in heroic and commanding poses—and acknowledges other experiences of masculinity: of softness, vulnerability, respite, and becoming. Across Brackens’ practice, traditions of weaving, material histories of fiber, and striking figuration come together in an exploration of queer Black identity and cultural mythology. Brackens uses hand-dyed cotton, a crop that connects directly to the history and labor of enslaved African Americans in the U.S., as a way to “pay tribute to those who came before me.” Together with the loose, excess threads on the surface, slight sag of the textile, and irregular bottom edge, this piece equally contains visual allusions to queerness, difference, and fluidity. ⁠
Posted by Joseph Shaikewitz Diedrick Brackens (American, born 1989). when no softness came, 2019. Cotton and acrylic yarn. Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019, 2019.12. © Diedrick Brackens 2019 (Photo: courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires Los Angeles and Seoul⁠
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nyctaeus · 10 months ago
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Diedrick Brackens, ‘shape of a fever believer’, woven cotton and acrylic yarn, 2020
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moongirl9538 · 10 months ago
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Diedrick Brackens
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artspirationdaily · 10 months ago
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Nuclear Lovers, Diedrick Brackens, 2020
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arinewman7 · 11 months ago
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When No Softness Came
Diedrick Brackens
Cotton and acrylic yarn, 2019
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