Film Screening: Black Dandy

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Film Screening: Black Dandy
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Screening followed by a Q&A with Shantrelle P. Lewis, curator of "Dandy Lion: (Re)articulating Black Masculine Identity" at Silver Eye Center for Photography.

"Black Dandy," a film by Laurent Lunetta and Ariel Wizman, recounts the history of a new silhouette of young black men; his origins in slavery's cotton fields to the well connected stars of today. A history in which an obsession for beautiful clothing comes together with searching for dignity and the art of protesting with style.

Black Dandyism is a major trend since the beginning of the 2010s. Designers mix European canons with African culture, mastering the codes of vintage and street wear, in order to create inspired looks: they are black dandies.

Presented in partnership with Silver Eye Center for Photography.
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By: Carnegie Museum of Art

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