- 14 Octobre 2020
Un panorama exceptionnel de la photographie contemporaine africaine : 51 artistes, 300 photos. Loin d'une vision occidentale de l'Afrique lourde de stéréotypes, ce livre permet la découverte d'une scène extrêmement dynamique à travers 51 regards acérés sur les enjeux contemporains sociétaux, culturels, politiques et écologiques. Exposition aux Rencontres d'Arles du 29/06 au 22/09.
- Beaux Livres Textuel
- 28 Septembre 2022
"Black Infinity" propose une plongée inédite dans l'univers fascinant d'un mouvement artistique noir affranchi des représentations occidentales. Ce sont 300 oeuvres d'artistes contemporains importants comme Lina Iris Viktor, Kara Walker ou même Beyonce qui sont présentées ici. Des artistes qui affrontent l'héritage de l'esclavage et les injustice contemporaines par la création de nouveaux récits dans une esthétique mêlant science-fiction, afro-futurisme, spirituel et surnaturel. Un recueil d'oeuvres stimulantes et émancipatrices.
- Thames & hudson
- 4 Mars 2020
Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, this is an expressive exploration of Black popular culture at its most wildly imaginative, artistically ambitious and politically urgent.
In the Black Fantastic assembles art and imagery from across the African diaspora that embraces ideas of the mythic and the speculative. Neither Afrofuturism nor Magic Realism, but inhabiting its own universe, In the Black Fantastic brings to life a cultural movement that conjures otherworldly visions out of the everyday Black experience - and beyond - looking at how speculative fictions in Black art and culture are boldly reimagining perspectives on race, gender, identity and the body in the 21st century.
Transcending time, space and genre to span art, design, fashion architecture, film, literature and popular culture from African myth to future fantasies and beyond, this vital, timely and compelling publication is an expressive exploration of Black popular culture at its most wildly imaginative, artistically ambitious and politically urgent.
- National portrait gallery
- 15 Février 2024
A lively and gift-worthy introduction to the biggest names and works in Black figuration.
This visual gift book introduces readers to the field of Black figuration by highlighting key works from the National Portrait Gallery exhibition The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure. The selections included in this brief introduction are beautiful, urgent works by 22 contemporary Black figurative artists that present the Black form with nuance and depth. Each artwork illustrated is accompanied by a short biography of the artist and quotes about their own creative proccess. Their quotes about their own creative process are juxtaposed with excerpts from influential Black writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. DuBois.
This publication offers an opportunity for readers to experience some of the most exciting artworks by Black artists depicting the Black form. Within this context, the book takes on a dual role: as the accomplished work of individual artists on the one hand, and as a collective assertion of Black presence on the other.
Artists include: Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Jordan Casteel, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Noah Davis, Godfried Donkor, Kimathi Donkor, Denzil Forrester, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Jennifer Packer, Thomas J. Price, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Lorna Simpson, Amy Sherald, Henry Taylor and Barbara Walker.
- National portrait gallery
- 15 Février 2024
Black figuration and portraiture as realized in the works of Amy Sherald, Jordan Casteel and other contemporary artists.
«There is never a time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now,» wrote James Baldwin. Published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, The Time is Always Now is edited by curator Ekow Eshun, former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The book brings together 22 contemporary African diasporic artists working primarily in the United Kingdom and the United States, whose practices?whether through painting, drawing or sculpture?foreground the Black figure. Acknowledging the paradox of race as both a «socially constructed fiction» and a «lived reality,» as Eshun writes, The Time is Always Now celebrates these Black figurative artworks against a background of heightened cultural visibility. Through a three-part structure, this book examines Black figuration as a means to address the absence and distortion of Black presence within Western art history. Each artist receives a detailed biographical profile alongside reproductions of their included works. The catalog is also supplemented by three original essays from Dorothy Price, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Critical Race Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art; Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other; and Esi Edugyan, two-time Giller Prize winner for her novels Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black.
Artists include: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Jordan Casteel, Noah Davis, Godfried Donkor, Kimathi Donkor, Denzil Forrester, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Kerry James Marshall, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Jennifer Packer, Thomas J. Price, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Lorna Simpson, Amy Sherald, Henry Taylor, Barbara Walker.
- Adult pbs
- 29 Juin 2006