This week in African art and culture, there are new spaces to explore art and new exhibitions to view new works by emerging artists in the contemporary art scene.
Historic Emmy Wins Photo Courtesy: Emmy Awards On Sunday, Sept. 20, Black actors made history; their wins at the Emmy Awards were the most in a single year.
By April Dobbins Shalini Kantayya’s illuminating tech-documentary, Coded Bias, follows Joy Buolamwini, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) researcher who makes it her mission to fight algorithmic bias.
Five Photographers Awarded the 9th Edition of the Contemporary African Photography Prize The organisers of the International Prize for Contemporary African Photography which is awarded annually since 2012 to five photographers whose works were created on the African continent or engages with the African diaspora, have announced the winners of this year’s edition.
Artists Sunday Launches with 775 Artists and Economic Development Organizations Nationwide to Create the Largest Art-Shopping Day of the Year
Artists Sunday™ – the nationwide alliance of artists and economic development organizations — launched today with more than 775 participants. Members include 650 individual artists and artisans as well as 125 state art agencies, municipalities, counties, chambers of commerce and nonprofit organizations, representing thousands of additional artists.
Each semester, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosts talks, conversations, and screenings by world-renowned artists, designers, scholars, and filmmakers that are open to the public.
In this livestream performance, the Houston Symphony is shining a spotlight on extraordinary women composers, past and present. The program starts with music of Reena Esmail, whose compositions have been hailed as “crystal clear, beautiful, thought-provoking, and unlike anything I’ve ever heard before” (Los Angeles Times).
This week, works were acquired, art from across the diaspora traveled for new audiences, and Twitter memes capturing moments of this week’s Verzuz battle evoked childhood nostalgia.
Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories is an art and sound installation conceived by Artist EVEWRIGHT. It is the first site-specific art and sound installation to be held at the Port of Tilbury in Essex to commemorate and memorialise people of the Windrush Generation and their legacy.
Above: the language must not seat|Shikeith|2018 This week in Black art, the Whitney Museum of American Art opens digital discourse on Black art in this moment of increased activism, and commissions grace the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Above: André Fuqua, “Seal,” 2018. Steel, wood, 42 x 75 x 6 in., 50 lbs. Image courtesy of artist The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans announced its 2020-2021 Fall season and the reopening of its galleries with the landmark exhibition, Make America What America Must Become, featuring the work of 35 regional artists from the Gulf South states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana —
WhiteBox Harlem in collaboration with FEMILIA will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and its Full Electoral Power. Presenting a digital and IRL performance program unfolding between Hispanic Heritage Month in October through the US election in November, the event will be live streamed and archived during a month long event series featuring femme identifying Latinx creative leaders across media.
Above: Artist rendering of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, opening late 2020 at Westfield Broward Mall. Island SPACE Caribbean Museum is the property of Island SPACE—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the creation of artistic, cultural, and socially conscious initiatives that educate the public about the valuable contributions and positive significance of the Caribbean community.
Sugarcane Magazine, the Black art and Culture platform of note is excited to bring on Light Work Season one, a podcast focused on Black art.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex: The center of artistic life in historic Miami neighborhood by Jonel Juste
from ArtburstMiami.com You know you’ve reached Little Haiti when you see the bright-yellow facade of the impressive, gingerbread-style Caribbean Marketplace building at the corner of Northeast Second Avenue and 59th Terrace.
Every industry has been affected by the coronavirus with virtual conference consultants working overtime trying to ensure that businesses and production companies can still have their annual events or conferences, just online rather than at a physical location.
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;
Shop LC is a proud sponsor of The Color of Fashion, a virtual panel organized by HERdacity. This event is aimed at highlighting Black voices as it confronts issues of representation, diversity, and inclusion in the fashion industry.