Bey does not simply document Black life, but Black existence in a nation-state built upon the creation and maintenance of our subjugation.
Africa State of Mind does not pander to expectations audiences might have or desire of African artists, instead allowing for these artists from 11 different countries to devise their own frameworks for understanding the places they are from.
In Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, ten artists explore the implications of colonialism’s violent legacy.
Sadie Barnette mines memories to turn them into glittering, physical spaces. Her latest installation, The New Eagle Creek Saloon, is a recreation of the gay bar her father ran in the early ’90s.
Why must we depict Black characters as eventually reconciling their contempt for whiteness with a prevailing, individual romance that conquers that disdain?