The past week in the African art and culture scene can be described as one of awe and recognition. The proliferation of a coming generation of practitioners in a multidisciplinary scope is an indication of the diverse forms of expression soon to be encountered in the contemporary art scene.
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.
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.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex: The center of artistic life in historic Miami neighborhood by Jonel Juste
from ArtburstMiami.com You know you’ve reached Little Haiti when you see the bright-yellow facade of the impressive, gingerbread-style Caribbean Marketplace building at the corner of Northeast Second Avenue and 59th Terrace.
Every industry has been affected by the coronavirus with virtual conference consultants working overtime trying to ensure that businesses and production companies can still have their annual events or conferences, just online rather than at a physical location.
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;
24 mayors from cities across the nation calls on Congress to ensure the recovery and survival of the nation’s arts and culture sector
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)—the official non‐partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, of which there are over 1,400 such cities in the country today—adopted a resolution urging Congress to provide long‐term arts and culture relief funding in the wake of the COVID‐19 pandemic.