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’s news in Black art focuses on institutional changes. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced a new director.
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.
Dudley Alexis is a Haitian American filmmaker based in Miami. His most recent documentary, When Liberty Burns, highlights the life and death of Arthur McDuffie who died after a brutal police beating.
Above: Derrick Adams, Floater 8 (pizza), 2016. Hero image courtesy of Derrick Adams. Breathe. Breathe. During times of anxiety, people utter these words of comfort.
How These Women Successfully Navigate Their Careers During a Pandemic Dr. Kelli Morgan Above: Dr. Kelli Morgan. Image courtesy of NUVO.