The artist dedicates this site-specific installation to “the perseverance of Black Americans in their pursuit of happiness.”
Derrick Adams’s Transmissions on Art and Black Identity
Adams’s artworks have a compelling sense of incompleteness, as the viewer is pressed to consider what is missing within his representations.
A Landscape Made Up of Black Folks
Derrick Adams shows how the nature of an urban environment, like New York City, is found in its inhabitants.
Three Powerfully Political Shows Open at the California African American Museum
The California African American Museum kicks off its exhibition cycle this Wednesday with shows about the 1992 LA Uprising and historical disappearance of African-American women.
Dreamscapes for the 21st Century at the Volta Art Fair
Plunge into dreams at Volta NY 2016.
Politics Camouflaged as Ornamental Abstraction
NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK — I recently saw the group show ostensibly about ornamentation and abstraction at the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, and came away thinking I’d just seen a show about politics, hegemony, and the War on Terror.
He Who Controls the Past: Highlights from “The Shadows Took Shape” at the Studio Museum
One part a literary subgenre of sci-fi, pioneered by the likes of Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler, and one part cross-cultural, interdisciplinary aesthetic movement, Afrofuturism — a term coined by cultural critic Mark Dery in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future”— can be tricky to describe.
Expo Chicago: Streamlined and Sellier Than Ever
CHICAGO — Expo Chicago, an art fair occupying the cavernous Festival Hall on Navy Pier, returned for its second year in its new incarnation, and all the signals coming out from artists and dealers suggested that it was a success.