Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures in DC

Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures in DC

Today marks the inaugural day of Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures, a multidisciplinary art exhibition curated by Niama Safia Sandy. The show explores both Afrofuturism and magical realism, placing each of these aesthetic movements in the context of history. Each artist is connected through a shared past, rooted in the African diaspora and re-imagined through the contemporary lens of what it means to be a Black person living in the world today.

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Adama Delphine fawundu

If you're in the DC area, make sure to head over to Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia to see multimedia pieces created by Black artists all over the world, including Chloë Bass, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Ivan Forde, Adrienne Gaither, Charles Jean-Pierre, Tariku Shiferaw, and Danny Simmons and Pierre Bennu!

The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, October 7. There will be events throughout its showing as well, including the Black Magic Film Festival on August 20, and an artist talk on September 16. 

You can RSVP for today's 5:00pm opening reception here.

Ivan Forde, The Fruit, 2012

Ivan Forde, The Fruit, 2012

Flashback: MAD Free at Afropunk 2016

Flashback: MAD Free at Afropunk 2016

The Girls. Maame + Afia

The Girls. Maame + Afia