Cultural and artistic icons are reshaping the circulation of Blackness on a global scale.
A prophetic document of our time, the New Museum exhibition calls attention to the weight of Black death not because it is new or salacious but because it remains urgent.
The landscape of cinema has changed immeasurably in just 10 years. These 25 picks show how.
Tone deaf, in a period defined by police brutality and racial discrimination, the MCA in Denver’s spring exhibitions meditate on violence through a lens harkening back to Jim Crow.
At the Met Breuer, four works by David Hammons, Arthur Jafa, Steve McQueen, and Mika Rottenberg overlap with and inform one another.
Set to Kanye West’s languorously sublime hip hop gospel track, “Ultralight Beam,” the visuals in Arthur Jafa’s seven-minute film alternate between eruptions of joy and violence.
Arthur Jafa’s “Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death” communicates a truth about black life in the US: Many of our public encounters erupt in violence or are premised upon violence.
LOS ANGELES — What does it mean to be an LA artist? This is the question that curators Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker came up against when organizing the Hammer Museum’s third Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA 2016.