Leisure is contested and in need of protection, especially for Black women artists.
Help Activate a Glittering Monument to a Historic Gay Bar
Sadie Barnette’s recreation of the New Eagle Creek Saloon at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will be activated this Thursday night with talks, a performance, and a DJ set.
Sadie Barnette’s Homage to Her Father and the First Black-Owned Gay Bar in San Francisco
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.
Emory Douglas’s Language of Revolution
Douglas’s historical and new works, shown alongside pieces by younger artists, draw a line of influence between the two generations and establish a community of shared concerns.
A Sordid Story of FBI Oppression Told Through Spray Paint, Glitter, and Toys
This exhibition demonstrates Sadie Barnette’s genuine belief in the possibility of taking one’s time to look through one’s past, diligently, to find a political orientation that does not resent this past, or skip over it, but goes through it.
Seeking a Human Connection at Miami Beach’s Untitled Art Fair
For the politically concerned citizen, Untitled 2016 offers cold comfort, but three booths stand out for their focus on human narratives and how they can be processed through art.
The Tragedies and Triumphs of American Athletes of Color
At Fort Gansevoort Gallery, there is a new art exhibition with titular claim to the annual Division 1 men’s college basketball tournament.