This week in African art and culture, we bring exciting news of progressiveness, breakthroughs and recognition on the contemporary African art scene beyond white, cubed walls.
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Above: Ngaire Blankenberg This week in African art and culture, we learned that Ngaire Blankenberg has been appointed director of one of the world’s most renowned museums.
Above: MALIKE SIDIBE (B. 1997) Please Stop the Violence, 2020 39 x 49 in. C-print on Luster surface paper, printed 2021 Sheet:39x49in This work is number four from an edition of ten.
This Week in African Art and Culture. (July 11 – 17, 2021) Elvira Dyangani Ose Appointed Director in Barcelona
This week in African art and culture—one with teeming achievement and recognition for women working in the thriving art and culture scene:
This Week in Black Art May 30-June 4, 2021- Black Wall Street Gallery Vandalized, Yale Appoints First Woman of Color as Dean of School of Art
This week in Black art and culture, on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, vandals defaced New York’s Black Wall Street Gallery with white paint.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (May 9 – 15, 2021) South Africa’s Loyiso Mkize Announces DC Comics Debut and More
This week in African art, a new solo exhibition on Black representation is on view at ADA/contemporary in Accra, Ghana. On continuing conversation around restitution, a European country has announced the return of some African artworks to their home country.
This Week in African Art and Culture Burner Boy wins Grammy, Chidimma Nnoli’s First Solo Exhibition and More(March 14 – 20, 2021)
This week in African art and culture has been a rather exciting one, as we have seen stunning works depicting the struggle, and advocating for the rights of women in an exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria.
This Week in Black Art March 8- March 12, 2021: Reply All Ends Abruptly, Lena Waith and Daveed Diggs Voice Black Imagination, Amy Sherald makes Social Impact with Breonna Taylor, Classical Theatre of Harlem Teams Up with Playbill
This Week in Black Art and Culture, we mainly focus on the medium of audio. Two of the stories we share cover Black voices in media spaces typically run by non-Black people, and how they navigate through them to advocate for themselves.
This week in Black art and culture, we lost a legend and American cultural icon in Hollywood, Black actors on young adult (YA) movies and TV shows have been actively speaking out against the negative treatment they’ve been receiving on set.Plus, luxury brand Telfar has been receiving kudos from the fashion industry.