This rich history is undercut with urgency, as gentrification is displacing Oakland’s Black population at a staggering rate.
In this apocalyptic future that Sedrick Chisom so vividly builds, all people of color have left Earth.
The Self Maintenance Resource Center is a living archive of personal, creative, and intellectual inspiration for artists.
Here are some important titles you should seek out in the Criterion Channel’s Afrofuturism series.
Hungarofuturism, an Eastern European movement directly inspired by Afrofuturism, collapses perceptions of national and individual identity, monuments, and historical sites.
The California African American Museum is hosting a weekend of workshops and more in Leimert Park.
Erased from history books, the stories and roles of women in slave revolts will now be told in vivid form by Rebecca Hall.
LaFleur is a native Detroiter who traveled and worked in the wider contemporary art world for over a decade, before returning to apply what she’d learned to her hometown.
PARIS — Wifredo Lam’s hot, hybrid style is essentially spiky.
In The Prophecy, a striking series by Dakar-based photographer Fabrice Monteiro, majestic alien creatures wear hoop skirts and headdresses made from soda cans, garbage bags, fishing nets, tortoise shells, and the odd baby doll.
Imaginative, aesthetic, historically fixated, and cosmically liberated, afrofuturism could be subject to low budgets, racism, sexism, and indifference, and still count itself a master of radiant ideas.
“You know, Sun Ra is a formative figure for many young artists,” Georg Schöllhammer, Vienna director of the curatorial collective Tranzit, avowed to me recently on the fifth floor of the New Museum.