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Black To The Future Series: An Interview with D. Denenge Akpem

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with D. Denenge Akpem
D. Denenge Akpem, Installation for Extreme Studio, June 24 - July 21, 2010. (Image Credit: A+D Gallery.) This article is part of the Black To The Future Series. Titled after an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with Chicago artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism.... 

Blk to the Future Series: Avery R. Young talks Afro Faux.Realism

Blk to the Future Series: Avery R. Young talks Afro Faux.Realism
Avery R. Young, reconstructed blk; waka flaka flame blk!, letter press sheet music, 2012. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Using a title borrowed from an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism. This series has been created... 

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with Krista Franklin

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with Krista Franklin
Krista Franklin, "Do Androids Dream of How People Are Sheep" (Detail), Mixed medium collage on watercolor paper, 2011. (Image courtesy of the artist.) What is AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism?  The art historian in me finds it exciting to be in the middle of a rapidly advancing movement that is all at once undefined but unmistakable in presence, expanding and unfolding, and setting the tone... 
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