Black Protest on the Streets: Visual Activism and the Aesthetic Politics of Black Lives Matter

Nicole Anna Schneider

Abstract


Reading the practices of visual activism and protest of the Black Lives Matter movement against Rancière’s concept of aesthetics as the ‘distribution of the sensible,’ Sharpe’s idea of diasporic blackness as ‘being in the wake,’ and Wynter’s concepts of being human as a praxis, this article seeks to establish the aesthetic politics of the movement.

Keywords


Aesthetics; Black Lives Matter; Visual Activism; Distribution of the Sensible; Being Human as Praxis; Visual Culture Studies

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