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Black to the Future Series: An Interview with Alexandria Eregbu

Black to the Future Series: An Interview with Alexandria Eregbu
Alexandria Eregbu, Plucked, performance, 2011. (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 to spark conversation, to hear various points... 

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... 

Under the Gossamer | A Conversation with Camille Morgan

Under the Gossamer | A Conversation with Camille Morgan
Fashion is an art. It is hard to come face-to-face with the work of Yinka Shonibare or Alexander McQueen without acknowledging this. Where it gets more difficult is when what we wear goes from being a beautiful object used as a celebration of individual self-expression or simply a necessity to a signifier of even more complicated concepts of beauty, identity and power struggles. Through the work... 
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