As the year comes to an end, we reflect on the many great exhibitions that have featured work by both emerging and established Black artists from Promise, Witness, Remembrance curated by Alison Glenn early this year, a tribute to Breonna Taylor’s life featuring a portrait by Amy Sherald to Bisa Butler’s iconic textile presentation at the Art Institute of Chicago in early fall, and most recently, Amoako Boafo’s highly anticipated first museum solo exhibition:
“I’ve learned that at the core of all of the world’s great cities is a thriving community of artists and creatives” An Interview with Jorge M. Pérez By Kendra Walker
Above: Jorge M.Pérez Before donating $20 million worth of Latin American art to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM, previously known as the Museum of Art Miami), Jorge M.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the digital aesthetic is that it continues to renovate older, more familiar forms of memory into nearly unrecognizable trends of design.
Above: Alfred Conteh Terrance, 2019 Atlanta is known to be the capital of Black America. Since the early 1990s, there’s been a reverse migration of African Americans back to the South, and Atlanta has been a prime location for that move.
This week in African art and culture, South Africa is brimming with events and notable prizes. In Johannesburg, Berman Contemporary, an art gallery is exhibiting a group of artists who are exploring and experimenting with paper as a medium.
Interview: Photographer Shawn Theodore’s Night Stars Exhibition Explores Vanishing Black Spaces by Kendra Walker
Above: Famn Jade Ble by Shawn Theodore. Kendra Walker, an art writer and advisor based out of Atlanta, sits down with Shawn Theodore to discuss his solo exhibition of photographic work titled Night Stars, that was on view at Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia until April 11, 2021.
For those who feel most comfortable in virtual worlds, the sale and procurement of digital assets including rare collectibles and NFTs (non-fungible tokens), is a prevailing lifestyle—a means through which to champion a creative community that is often ignored.
Above: Alteronce Gumby. Photo by Daniel Greer On March 19th, the exhibition Somewhere Under the Rainbow / The Sky is Blue and What am I formulated by mixed-media artist Alteronce Gumby premiered at the Charles Moffett and False Flag art galleries in New York, where the exhibition will be shown until April 25th.
Above: ROBERT JAMES REED, JR. (1938 – 2015) Plum Nellie – Norfolk Suite. Swann Galleries’s spring sale of African American Art will take place on Thursday, April 22.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (March 28 – April 3, 2021) Amoako Boafo and Otis Quaicoe show in Accra, Burna Boy is nominated for a Brit Award
Above:Amoako Boafo, Libby and D-Lee, 2019, Oil on canvas. This week in African art and culture, Gallery 1957 in Accra, Ghana is showing a group exhibition featuring some of Accra’s renowned young portrait painters.