Afrofuturism and the decline of our art museums

(Article by Gilbert T. Sewall on spectatorworld.com. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

“In the spirit of the times, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is now unveiling an “Afrofuturist period room” that “transforms a 19th-century interior into a speculative future home” of historically oppressed blacks. It’s quite a departure in museology. Entitled “Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” the gallery is expected to have long wait lines. The Bulletin, the Met’s highly regarded quarterly publication, will devote its February 2022 issue to the project and include a “graphic novella” that “animates the objects on display.” A co-ordinate Afrofuturist festival at Carnegie Hall promises that “epiphanies will abound in this experiential saga through the realm of Astro-Blackness…”

Source: https://spectatorworld.com/book-and-art/afrofuturism-decline-art-museums/

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