black art

Art

Anthony Akinbola’s Durag Paintings Subvert Power Dynamics in Museum Spaces

His new style is creating community and sparking reflection on items that have held many meanings throughout history.
Taylor Hosking
4.10.19
Art

This Thread of Over-the-Top Black Art Perfectly Captured the Chaos of #BHM

This Black History Month went off the rails, and this strain of weird art exemplifies how.
Taylor Hosking
3.1.19
Culture

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.
Genel Ambrose
7.19.18
Art

Tender Photos of Black Men That Redefine Masculinity

Emerging artist Shikeith Cathey's first European solo exhibition challenges the way America sees black men and the way black men see themselves.
Antwaun Sargent
8.22.17
Art

Barkley L. Hendricks Painted Black People as We Are

Remembering the incredible legacy of one of America's greatest artists, who captured the essence of every person he painted.
Antwaun Sargent
4.24.17
The New Queer

Decolonizing My Desire

How I came to grips with my attraction to white men.
Jeremy O. Harris
12.19.16
Art

Universal Cartoon Heroes Get Reimagined as Black Women

From 'Kill Bill' to Studio Ghibli, Markus Prime relates to film's the most culture-spanning characters by drawing them with dark skin and kinky hair.
Beckett Mufson
4.5.16
Art

Collages Contrast Black TV Representation and Reality

The works in Derrick Adams’ new show pit technicolor TV fantasy against the muted hues of real life.
Gabrielle Bruney
1.31.16
Art

Collage Portraits Explore Violence Against Queer Black Males

Clotilde Jiménez’s new exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio considers the nuances of being a queer and black male.
Antwaun Sargent
12.15.15