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.
By April Dobbins In 2016, Chicago musician Aquil Charlton founded Mobile Music Box to teach intergenerational groups how to make instruments from recycled materials to encourage environmental consciousness, particularly in communities of color.
22 Jurors to Award Prizes at Awards Night on February 2 22 celebrated voices across film, art and culture will bestow this year’s awards on feature-length and short films at the Sundance Film Festival, at a digital ceremony taking place February 2nd.
Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic and travel restrictions worldwide, Art Basel has decided to postpone its June fair.
Pérez Art Museum Miami Celebrates Eighth Anniversary of the Fund for African American Art with Virtual Art + Soul Celebration, February 6, 2021
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to announce the eighth annual Art + Soul Celebrationon February 6, 2021, a virtual event in support and celebration of PAMM’s Fund for African American Art.
Fabiola ECOT-AYISSI, Director of Cipcalab Patrimoine Culturel and curator, offers a reading in this video of the work of visual artist Yvon Ngassam:
15 Fellows From Around the Globe Bring 12 Projects to Digital Convening, Developing Visionary Feature Films
Fifteen emerging storytellers from Chile, India, Kenya, Tunisia and the U.S. will convene digitally for Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, taking place online via Sundance Co//ab from January 11 -15, 2021.
Film and Art Sale to Launch January 25 Kicking off a Week of Extraordinary Performances by the 2021 YoungArts Award Winners, the Nation’s Most Talented Early Career Artists
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) announces Together, a short film, an ambitious endeavor to support artists across the country and at every stage of their development.