How FIT’s Black in Time Exhibit Celebrates Black Art & Culture | NowThis

How FIT’s Black in Time Exhibit Celebrates Black Art & Culture  | NowThis


On this week’s Good Start. Hey guys, and welcome to Good Set. I’m Sally Turner. A new exhibition at a prestigious New York fashion school aims to celebrate the achievements and influence of Black culture. The exhibition was curated by Awa Doumbia and Kiara Williams, We wanted to keep everything kind of centralized around fashion in how it’s influenced the music and the art through time. We made sure to be very intentional with how we were changing the narrative. We can’t get rid of our history, but we can show that the story goes on. We wanted you to feel empowered when leaving this exhibition. We’re no longer oppressed. We’re no longer enslaved. We’re now kings and queens. Let’s show you everything that came from Black culture and black descent. But we also cannot forget about where we came from. It’s our biggest show yet, and it’s the first exhibition curated entirely by students. Their passion was so strong and I was into the idea immediately. We wanted to make it longer than just Black History Month. So it started in January; it will end in March. We started to explore the theme of this exhibition in an experimental way that we could push the boundaries. The exhibition is We’ve had artists say, ‘Wow, I’ve never seen my art work come so high before.’ And, like, that makes us feel empowered. Like, we did something. We changed someone’s life. That was an amazing feeling. While the ground floor exhibition highlights achievements in Black culture, the second floor houses. Awa and Kiara are We want tourists and we want passersby because we’re right on Seventh Avenue and 27th Street, and the spaces open from 9 to 9 every single day, which is unlike other museums or galleries, that we’re open every day. One of the most interesting people that we’re getting is the people that come off the Megabus because it’s the Megabus stop right there and they’re literally like, ‘Wow, where did we land?’ And I’m like, you’re at FIT, welcome! We’re getting a lot of middle school students, high school students coming in for tours and just seeing their reactions and how the students communicate amongst each other, like, ‘Oh, I learned this. Oh, this is something new.’ It’s just like, whoa, you know, feels like they’re connecting dots, things that we should do more often. The two hope the You need to understand where you came from in order to move forward. We had an opportunity as people of color to not only educate ourselves, but educate the whole community and others. And you see a lot of things in the media and a lot of times it is cultural appropriation—Rather than an appreciation. Rather than appreciation. And in order to make people fully appreciate what it is that they’re wearing and showcasing, the history needs to come along with it and knowing who started it and what it’s evolved to. And I’ve felt as though it was our duty to showcase Black culture the way that it needs to be showcase. ‘Black in Time’ we’ll be running at FIT until March 8. And that is it for this week’s show. Thanks so much for joining us. And we’ll see you back here next week for another Good Start.

31 thoughts on “How FIT’s Black in Time Exhibit Celebrates Black Art & Culture | NowThis

  1. awesome content

  2. Awesome video,Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  3. Love this ❀

  4. Eyyy I go to FIT, it's a really cool exhibit

  5. Wow, so people want to say that there is no black culture to once again erase black history and black influence…πŸ™„ This goes to show that racist people (e.g. trolls) purposely ignore the reality of situations and that most are mentally disabled to accept truth.

    The truth will not change and is no longer hidden! The U.S. was built from dividing "race."

  6. LMAO is that Trayvon Martin???

  7. this is beautiful

  8. I like this πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ

  9. Love it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  10. Bless you.

  11. I'm so impressed this was done by students!

  12. The fashion institute has a ulterior motive for this exhibit. They are trying to deflect from the backlash that came from them trying to force a black model to wear, what was essentially black face.

  13. WE WUZ KANGZ

  14. cringe moment… "we are no longer oppressed"
    awww… bless your heart. hit me 5 years post graduation and let me know what u think about that statement

  15. Did they add in the crime rate? 🀣🀣🀣

  16. I went but they didnt let me in because I wasnt black or on welfare. Whatever that means.

  17. Can we Also get some info on Armenian culture before they were enslaved for hundreds of years during the Ottoman empire

  18. Wonderful, so proud of those young sisters 3πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯‡

  19. Wow a phenomenal exhibit!

  20. Two years ago I was in Uganda. When I was stuck in traffic one day and I was looking out the window of car in the centre of their business area day-dreaming and it struck me everything here in their capital, Kampala, apart from the people and the food stalls, was foreign, nothing was invented by the Ugandans themselves, it was a city founded by foreigners (Whites) and built by foreigners (Whites), the roads are still built by foreigners (us and the Chinese), all the things they use were invented by Whites, everything from toilets to cars, nothing was invented by them, they would just be living in a field and mud huts if the Whites hadn't come to their Country.

  21. and yet you guys don't have a proud black host to represent the Black Culture. Most companies have such lower minority hiring rate for higher levels of profession.

  22. Morgan Freeman wants to tell you that he will not be attending.

  23. Glad they made this.

  24. 0:50 β€œWe’re no longer oppressed, we’re no longer slaves, we are now kings and queens.”

    But we still want reparations.

  25. aw n***a please

  26. Where the Tims at though?

  27. LOL 🀴🏿

  28. I love diversity otherwise life would be boring. We should all be proud of where we came from what is wrong with being proud of yourself. America is made up of many cultures and each one is unique in its own way. Every one of these cultures has made America what it is today. Food fashion music language etc. It is hate that divides us not a culture. I have learned so much by embracing other people's cultures. Explore and learn. I want to travel the world and learn about people and things but until then the world is coming to me.

  29. Everyone: nice work, congrats

    Me:…….is that a boondocks T-shirt?

  30. That's just racist!
    It's Blackophilia! πŸ˜…

  31. We are not black we are Cooper colored and we were enslaved not slaves. We no longer will be called black or afraican only indigenous people of this land. Tell the world who we were before enslaved.

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