Black Art: Near and Far
This page is dedicated to Black art exhibitions and events, locally, nationally, and internationally. Be sure to come back often to see what's happening!
Mumbo Jumbo: Then and Now
In Mumbo Jumbo: Then and Now, Francks Deceus utilizes a mix of references ranging from
social media emojis to iconography from African diasporic voodoo ceremonies, to bridge
gaps between the African-American and Haitian immigrant experiences.
N'Namdi Contemporary, 6505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138. September 18, 2021-October 31,
Chris Carter conceived and Bonnie Clearwater curated The Carter Project, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Art Museum. Carter “examines the most comprehensive functional structure [he] ever dreamed to make.” “His innovative architectural assemblage is located in Miami’s North Wynwood neighborhood. Augmented reality features in the [museum] exhibition will create enhanced opportunities for visitors to explore The Carter Project’s interior and exterior spaces.” Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 On view through Jan. 9, 2022. See also The Carter Project Miami https://www.thecarterproject.miami/
New York City
In Five Murmurations, filmmaker John Akomfrah, CBE, has turned his attention to the creation of a filmic archive of today, made in real-time, documenting how individuals and communities have been coping with the pandemic, the radical mobilization seen on the streets and the disruption of cycles of racism, and the increasingly urgent crisis of climate change. Lisson Gallery, 508 West 24th Street, New York. Runs through –Oct. 16, 2021
Nick Cave’s glass mosaics in his installation, Every one, at the 42nd St shuttle in New York capture motions of his “Soundsuits”. Colorful “figures on the wall are depicted leaping and twirling in mosaic Soundsuits”—Cave’s full body costumes that make noise when they move. “ It’s almost like looking at a film strip,” Cave said. “As you’re moving down that from left to right, you see it in motion.” MTA New York, 42nd St Subway Connector. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/arts/design/nick-cave-42nd-street-subway.html [can we embed NYT article on the installation]Permanent installation , Every one, [can we make a headshot from the photo in this link.
Photographs that Jeffrey Henson Scales took as a teenager, as he was photographed the Black Panther Party are exhibited In A Time of Panthers; The Lost Negatives "As a young activist, I learned how important it is to have a concrete mission to help improve the community you’re speaking for. It’s not just about slogans and protests. It’s also about improving communities and serving underserved people in those communities…I’ve just sort of been recently thinking about what I learned and where it all fits 50 years later."
Claire Oliver Gallery, 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, NY 10030. Runs through November 6, 2021.
In the The De Luxe Show, Peter Bradley celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1971 exhibition at the DeLUXE theater in Houston that Bradley curated 50 years ago, showing abstract works by an integrated group of artists side by side in Houston. It was one of the first racially integrated exhibitions in the country. Artists featured include: Peter Bradley, Al Loving, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Daniel LaRue Johnson, William T. Williams. Karma, 188 East 2nd Street, New York, NY, 10009; Parker Gallery, 2441 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027. Through September 25, 2021 at Karma; through September 18, 2021 at Parker Gallery [Can the NYT article be embedded under “50 Anniversary”]