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.
ADA \ CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY & HOUSE OF FINE ART (HOFA) PRESENT MOTHER OF MANKIND, AN ALL-FEMALE GROUP EXHIBITION JULY 22 – AUGUST 31
Above: Marcellina Akpojotor, Set to Flourish II, 2021 ADA \ contemporary art gallery (Accra, Ghana) and HOFA Gallery (London, United Kingdom) have joined forces to premiere an all-female group exhibition, Mother of Mankind, showcasing an international selection of 18 emerging artists.
Above: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Installation view: David Adjaye and Adam Pendleton | Pace Gallery, Hong Kong | 2021 This Week in African Art and Culture, which is particularly focused on the contemporary art scene, expands on the growth of both emerging and established art practitioners working on the continent and in the diaspora.
This Week in Black Art: Teenager that Filmed George Floyd Death awarded Pulitzer, Dirty South Slated for Crystal Bridges
Above: George Floyd Mural in Lansing, Michigan by Isiah Lattimore This week in Black art and culture, Basquiat’s family will exhibit work directly from his estate with over 200 of his never-before-seen works.
Above: Invisible Man by Telvin Wallace An exhibition at Allouche Gallery in New York City, Operation Varsity Blues, features a group of 13 artists who are responding to the eponymous 2019 college admissions scandal, where affluent families conspired to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at America’s most competitive universities.
Above: Ko-Thi Dance Company This week in Black art and culture, The Black Art Futures Fund announces the winners in its fifth grant cycle since the fund launched.
After an extensive search, we are pleased to announce that Karen Comer Lowe has been named the new Executive Director and Chief Curator of Hammonds House Museum.
YOUNGARTS BEGINS 40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR 2022 ARTS COMPETITION APPLICATION OPENS JUNE 22, 2021- ARTISTS AGES 15 – 18 ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
YoungArts, formerly known as National YoungArts Foundation, announces its upcoming 40th Anniversary year today by rolling out a new look, launching a new website, and officially shortening its name to YoungArts.
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.
Deemed one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2019, the Third Horizon Film Festival returns for its fifth edition.
This Week in African Art and Culture (May 30 – June 5, 2021) David Diop Wins the Caine Prize, Photography Exhibit in Marrakech
This week in African art and culture, the literary scene is abuzz with exciting news and events, but first, we bring news from the contemporary art scene about a striking group photography exhibition exploring the evolution of the practice, which is on view in Marrakech, Morocco.
This Week in Black Art May 30-June 4, 2021- Black Wall Street Gallery Vandalized, Yale Appoints First Woman of Color as Dean of School of Art
This week in Black art and culture, on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, vandals defaced New York’s Black Wall Street Gallery with white paint.
ALLOUCHE GALLERY PRESENTS “OPERATION VARSITY BLUES,” A GROUP EXHIBITON EXPLORING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL AND INEQUITIES WITHIN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION
Allouche Gallery presents “Operation Varsity Blues,” a group exhibition exploring the structural inequities of the American higher education system through the lens of the recent high-profile college admissions scandal.
This week in Black art and culture, French-Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet is shortlisted for the 2021 Edition of the BMW Art Journey.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (May 16 – 22, 2021) Thing Fall Apart to come to the Small Screen, Returned African Art on Exhibit in Dakar and, More
This week in African art and culture, a distinct exhibition comprised of Black female textile artists is on view in New York.
This Week in Black Art and Culture May 17-May 21 : Pulitzer Prize Winner Denied Tenure, Obama Portraits Tour the U.S. and More
This week in Black art and culture, E. Carmen Ramos becomes the first woman of color to hold the title of head curatorial and conservation officer at National Gallery of Art.
Above: Julien Creuzet . Photo by Virginie Ribaut Art Basel and BMW are delighted to present the 2021 artist shortlist for the BMW Art Journey, a joint initiative recognizing and supporting emerging artists worldwide.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (May 9 – 15, 2021) South Africa’s Loyiso Mkize Announces DC Comics Debut and More
This week in African art, a new solo exhibition on Black representation is on view at ADA/contemporary in Accra, Ghana. On continuing conversation around restitution, a European country has announced the return of some African artworks to their home country.
Above: The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York Douglas M. Parker Studio, Los Angeles at the Broad. This week in Black art and culture, artist Andre Oshea redesigns a Chadwick Boseman tribute NFT following a controversy over it at the Oscars.
WOODIE KING, JR. TO RETIRE JUNE 30 AS HEAD OF NEW FEDERAL THEATRE Hands company’s leadership to Elizabeth Van Dyke
Above: Woodie King,Jr. Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.
This week in African art and culture, renowned British-Nigerian artist Shonibare is named coordinator for the world’s largest contemporary art exhibition taking place in the U.K.