"Toni Morrison described the alignment of Romare Bearden’s visual aesthetics with the music-making processes of jazz as an example of the “liquidity” of the Black arts, offering that term as a corrective to disciplinary frameworks’ fixation with discrete artforms and their failure to realize that Black art always hinged on liquid practices; that is, a constant intermingling between artforms and the understanding and practicing of one in terms of another: musical rhythms as visual conceits, photography as improvised music, filmmaking as music-making, and others..."
HOSTED BY NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WASHINGTON
Speakers: Alessandra Raengo, Paul Mellon
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
National Gallery of Art Washington