Bearden 100

#43 Mecklenburg Interior Morning - 1988
By Romare Bearden

Selected by Aisha Tandiwe Bell

Mecklenburg Interior Morning - 1988

I love the colors and the African cubist composition. I am moved by the beauty of Bearden's rendering  of the nostalgic memories attached to everyday domestic rituals.

Aisha Tandiwe Bell

Multidisciplinary Artist
Brooklyn, NY

Aisha Tandiwe Bell’s, studio practice is a commitment to creating myth and ritual through the use of narrative performance art, video, sound, drawing and installation. She is interested in the idea of multiple consciousnesses as a means of escape and empowerment. Bell uses repetition and multiples to explore the possibilities for the characters she creates. Bell has exhibited at The Abrons Art Center, MOCADA, CCADI, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Rush Arts, The Corridor gallery, The Brooklyn Public Library, The Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, Skylight gallery, The Rosa Parks Museum , The National Catholic Museum. The Afro-American Cultural center in Charlotte, NC and several other venues. She has been a writer and performance artist with the urban alternative spoken word group, “Second 2 Last”,together they released 2 albums SAY WORD 1999 and BABBLE ON 2004. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts 2005 fellow in Performance Art/ Multidisciplinary Work, a 2006 Skowhegan Fellow She holds a BFA and an MS Arts Education from Pratt institute and received an MFA in sculpture from Hunter College in 2008. In 2009-2010 Bell was an Artist in Resident at the Corridor Gallery and the Abrons Art Center and will be starting the swing space lmcc residency in August