Everyday Africa is seeking submissions for visual art and storytelling that addresses key public health messages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with CatchLight and Dysturb, they present Artists Against an #Infodemic, a collaborative visual journalism initiative to fight misinformation about COVID-19, and an open call for artists to participate.
The shortlist for the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring five stories that “speak eloquently to the human condition” through a diverse array of themes and genres.
Above: Black Skin White Masks 2020, Acrylic on canvas60 x 48 in / 152 x 122 cm Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present “Trapademia II:
A nudge from a high-school teacher got Queens, New York-based artist Khalif Tahir Thompson started in painting, and that encouragement helped open him to new experiences.
Above: Ed Clark, The China Series, acrylic on canvas. Black art is more popular than ever, and we now have a new art auction house, Black Art Auction, showcasing some of the best African American artists in the nation that is slated to raise the hammer on May 16, 2020.
As of today, many people, American citizens in particular, are experiencing a historic pandemic. I have never experienced this type of fear and most of my countrymen haven’t either.
Above: Work by Whitfield Lovell. Photo by Halima Taha. Despite the concerns over Coronavirus or COVID-19, The 2020 Armory Show went on last weekend with an array of fantastic work by Black artists.
Meleko Mokgosi: Your Trip to Africa Explores Complex Socioeconomic Dynamics of Contemporary Southern Africa
Above: Meleko Mokgosi. Democratic Intuition, Lerato: Philia I, 2016. © Meleko Mokgosi. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to present Meleko Mokgosi:
Nona Hendryx Brings Special Multisensory Tribute to Afrofuturism Pioneer Sun Ra to The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Above: Afrofuturism- Francesca Harper- State of Grace Park Avenue Armory -Credit Marc Millman Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2020 season of performances.