By Jeff Nesler, Patonya Parker, and Sumaiyah Wade Although COVID is spiking in a second wave, rays of hope are finally beginning to appear through this bleak situation.
Eva Obodo’s Recent Works Opens at ko Gallery, Lagos On February 25, 2021, a new exhibition featuring recent works by Eva Obodo opened at ko Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria.
Above:Black Kirby, Future Perfekt 2 – Cloud, Digital archival print on paper, 18 x 24 inches, courtesy of the Artist. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU recently launched its spring programming, celebrating topics that include Afrofuturism and the concept of cyclical time.
Get ready for Light the Night, when buildings in downtown Fort Lauderdale will come alive with spectacular video projection displays the first week of March.
Above: Hector Hyppolite’s “Femme nue avec oiseaux” (1946), oil on canvas. (Photo courtesy of the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection) Don’t call these artists naive.
British Filmmaker Abraham Adeyemi’s Debut Explores Black Male Bonds in Changing Times By April Dobbins
Above: Still from No More Wings by Abraham Adeyemi British filmmaker Abraham Adeyemi has fond memories of his childhood in South London.
This week in Black art: Accolades and celebrity acknowledgments abound for designer Telfar Clemens and youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman. Young designer Marine Serre breaks into the fashion scene.
Albany Park, a hip-chic furniture brand founded by former NFL linebacker Darryl Sharpton and his wife Jessica, officially announce the launch of The Ẹkáàbọ̀ Collection, a limited-edition furniture line inspired by Ankara, the vibrant and electrifying West African wax prints.
The Apollo Theater’s Fifth Bi-annual WOW (Women of the World Festival) presented in partnership with The WOW Foundation: Black Women Transcending! features more than 80 thought leaders, scholars, artists, and performers
Today The Apollo Theater announced plans for the fifth bi-annual WOW – Women of the World Festival, an international festival that elevates the voices, experiences, and truth of women spanning all ages.
This week in Black art and culture, we cover Rihanna’s high-end fashion line. Her line, Fenty, with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton was paused, while her other clothing and cosmetic projects were elevated and amply funded in the same week.
The 2021 Sundance Festival was a rabbit hole, a cinematic sensory overload for those seeking solace in isolation. For the first time in the festival’s history, a digital platform replaced the arctic chill and crowds of Park City, Utah, granting a broader viewership access to exclusive programming, live Q&As, daily recaps and virtual party rooms.
Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires Artworks by Gordon Parks, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, and Kwame Brathwaite at Eighth Annual Art + Soul Celebration
PAMM Renames Fund for African American Art to Fund for Black Art, Raises Over $1.4 Million for Fund with Major Donations from the Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Jorge M.
Inspired By The Late Artist And Curator David Driskell’s Landmark Exhibit, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” The Film Features Several Celebrated Artists Working Today Firmly rooted in the history of the Black American experience, BLACK ART:
This week in African art and culture, we’re starting off Black History Month with many events to announce. Kanaval is a go in Ayati (Creole for Haiti), despite rising political problems.
“The buck stops here” is a famous quote by President Harry Truman. Essentially, he was saying that the decisions went through him and that he took the responsibility for major decisions and finances for the country.
Foregrounding Environment and Indigenous Knowledge in Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City by Maleke Glee
Above: Evelyn Politzer, “Every Drop Counts,” 2018. Hand-knit wool. The forced labor of enslaved Africans dispersed throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas was foundational to modern capitalism.
Sergio Cernuda is the owner of LnS Gallery in Coconut Grove. While you may recognize the name – his parents own the long-running Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables – Sergio Cernuda has come into his own in Miami’s art scene.
This week in Black art and culture, we lost a legend and American cultural icon in Hollywood, Black actors on young adult (YA) movies and TV shows have been actively speaking out against the negative treatment they’ve been receiving on set.Plus, luxury brand Telfar has been receiving kudos from the fashion industry.
AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS
Above:Photos courtesy of Bowers/DuVernay/Getty Images/Proudfoot. The new short subject documentary A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.