NUANCE - hiatus

NUANCE - hiatus

Dear NUANCE friends & followers, 

Thank you for the love and support you've given NUANCE and it's artists over the past year. 
NUANCE started as a love letter to artists of color who we felt didn't have a platform that properly celebrated and showcased them in all their complexity. We recognized that, especially in today's social climate, their works are important and there needed to be a space where we could focus on these exceptional creators. 
As two artists of colors ourselves, we always had a clear vision of what we needed NUANCE to be. More than just a platform, but a network of creative energy that helped connect and promote each other. 
However, before we can make such a network for other artists of color, we felt that we needed to take time for us to grow as artists ourselves. We believe in NUANCE, and its principles, and promise it will return! For now, this space will be used as our personal portfolios, while still keeping record of the previous work NUANCE has done. 
In the meantime, we are two young artists of color eager to learn and create, and our doors are not closed. We can still be reached via email or social media. Let's keep creating! 

Love, 
Nabila & Mwinga
NUANCE Co-founders

What is NUANCE? 

NUANCE is a dynamic online platform that showcases and celebrates artists of color across all mediums. NUANCE engages its artistic community through the Happenings, a theme or idea that the submissions will be curated around.

The 1st Happening: "This is For You" 

Mission Statement

NUANCE is for the artists, writers and creative thinkers of color.

For discussions, ideas and thoughts with too much NUANCE and COMPLEXITY to fit into the neat confines of clickbait social justice.

For work that doesn’t fit into respectability politics, or caters to the notion that we exist only in relation to those in positions of power.

Teasers

#1

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This is For You


This is for the artists, writers and creative thinkers of color. 
For discussions, ideas and thoughts with too much NUANCE and COMPLEXITY to fit into the neat confines of clickbait social justice.
For work that doesn’t fit into respectability politics, or cater to the notion that we exist only in relation to those in positions of power.

Right now we face a future with an American President-Elect that engages in violent, racist and misogynistic rhetoric, as well as increasing xenophobic sentiments in Europe and Britain. For many of us, these events have just served as a widespread validation of issues that have been our reality for years.
As creative individuals, we tease our experiences into creative impulses. Our work is a product of our experiences. We must remember that in the face of a world that is validating hate, we need to make space to validate and celebrate our own artistic work. That’s why for our first Happening at NUANCE we simply asked artists to send in the best of what they had. This is an underscore of your importance as creators.

It’s easy to dismiss idealism for naivety. But we can look towards an informed idealism. Many artists of color have been left out of the canon of art history, and world focus has stayed oriented to the Western experience for a long time. We hope to take our reality and channel it into energy and organization. With NUANCE, we aim to claim space for artists of color to help us create, connect, share and appreciate our work. We hold on to the idea that if we continue creating and uplifting our art, we can form a community of positive resistance against a hateful narrative.

Thank you to our contributing artists for this Happening: Kristin Chang ‘20, Nja Batiste ‘18, Richard Perez ‘17, Ami Glazer ‘18, Ellie Hwa Brumbaum ‘17, Jack Chu '17, Jordan Foster ‘20, and Jones Bealum ‘20.

Best,
Mwinga Sinjela and Nabila Wirakusumah
NUANCE Founders

Features

FILMs

by Ami Glazer '18

by Ellie Hwa Brumbaum '17

POETRY

VISUAL ART

Solange by Mwinga Sinjela '17

Girl Kneeling by Nabila Wirakusumah '17

Untitled 1 by Jack Chu '17

Untitled 2 by Jack Chu '17