December 6th marked an important day for Senegal and the African diaspora, as the Musée Civilisations Noires ( Museum of Black Civilization or MCN) opened to the world with sacred African artifacts and world-class Black art.
Above: serpentwithfeet, “soil,” album cover art, 2018. This essay is the third chapter of the series, “Pageants of Grief: Handling Loss in the works of Donald Glover, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko &
Pageants of Grief: Handling Loss in the works of Donald Glover, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko & serpentwithfeet by Adam Patterson
Sometimes is not a good thing to cry too long. My man is dead yes. But not all the crying in the world going to bring him back.
As indicated by the title Affective Affinities—inspired by the novel Elective Affinities (1809), by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and by the thesis On the affective nature of form in the work of art (1949), by Mário Pedrosa—the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, aims to promote the individual and attentive interaction between the visitor and the artworks instead of a single thematic framework.
New Scholarship on Famous Black Panthers Huey Newton Poster Revealed and Poignant Letters in Swann Galleries’ Printed & Manuscript African Americana Auction
Above: The Racist Dog Policemen Must Withdraw Immediately from our Communities, a poster of Huey Newton, signed and inscribed, circa 1967.
Above: Simon Roy Christensen, score for sucking stones. Performance in Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone. IKO, 2017. Photo: Kåre Viemose.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation announced today that arts administrator and curator Kemi Ilesanmi and artist Juan Sánchez have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
A thrilling look at the beautiful continent of Africa, UMC – Urban Movie Channel is excited to announce the premiere of its new original travel series WORLD WIDE NATE:
Director Ava DuVernay and Composer Quincy Jones Lead November Programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
Above: Ava DuVernay. Photo from Ms. DuVernay’s website. The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s November public programming features 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award-winners, Selma director Ava DuVernay and legendary musician and composer Quincy Jones, and special guest Selma lead actor David Oyelowo.