This week in African art and culture, there are new spaces to explore art and new exhibitions to view new works by emerging artists in the contemporary art scene.
Historic Emmy Wins Photo Courtesy: Emmy Awards On Sunday, Sept. 20, Black actors made history; their wins at the Emmy Awards were the most in a single year.
Five Photographers Awarded the 9th Edition of the Contemporary African Photography Prize The organisers of the International Prize for Contemporary African Photography which is awarded annually since 2012 to five photographers whose works were created on the African continent or engages with the African diaspora, have announced the winners of this year’s edition.
This week, works were acquired, art from across the diaspora traveled for new audiences, and Twitter memes capturing moments of this week’s Verzuz battle evoked childhood nostalgia.
Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories is an art and sound installation conceived by Artist EVEWRIGHT. It is the first site-specific art and sound installation to be held at the Port of Tilbury in Essex to commemorate and memorialise people of the Windrush Generation and their legacy.
Above: the language must not seat|Shikeith|2018 This week in Black art, the Whitney Museum of American Art opens digital discourse on Black art in this moment of increased activism, and commissions grace the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Above: Johanne Rahaman. Photo by Maggie Steber Documentary photographer Johanne Rahaman has traveled the state of Florida in search of the persistence of Black presence;
Legend has it that the Statue of Liberty was supposed to be a sister. I like to imagine that sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi would have chuckled at the brutal irony of his commission.