2017's Breakout Artists Brought Marginalized Identity to the Fore
Working with in a vast array of mediums—including hundreds of FBI files and 200 gallons of urine—these artists emphasized that the personal is political.
“Gucci Mane Logic” Painter Uses Appropriation to Explore Art History
"I don’t want to be standing at the top of the mountain alone," says Cynthia Daignault. "I want to be standing at the top of the mountain with everyone I ever loved.”
How 500 Pages of FBI Surveillance Documents Became Art
The FBI kept extensive files on Sadie Barnette’s ex-Black Panther father, so she turned the declassified documents into art.
The Woman Making Art out of the FBI's Surveillance of Her Black Panther Father
Civil rights activist Rodney Barnette was under government surveillance for over 10 years. Now his daughter, Sadie, has turned his 500-page FBI file into art.
Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted and Black” Inspires an Exhibition in South Africa
A group of young artists, including Zoe Buckman, Nina Chanel Abney, and Titus Kaphar explore the meaning of blackness in 2015 in the Hank Willis Thomas-curated show.
Meet the Artists-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem
The "Everything, Everyday" exhibit showcases three emerging artists.