Portraits by Sam Onche inspired by ’90s fashion, video games and Afro-futurism

Article by Katy Cowan on creativeboom.com. Photo credit: Sam Onche.

A Nigerian illustrator and oil painter based in the United States, Sam Onche‘s journey into the art world has seen many twists and turns over the years. More recently, he’s turned his attention to portraits, using digital as well as oils to paint black characters that tell “important stories and spark new conversations”.

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Black light: BIPOC photographer illuminates sheer beauty

Article by Joseph Gallivan on pamplinmedia.com. Photo credit: Jason Hill.

Jason Hill is a portrait photographer with a specialization in studio lighting. He used his talents to focus on the skin of African Americans to show them in a way he does not believe they are usually shown. Hill’s work is showing now at the Aux/Mute Gallery within the Portland Art Museum.

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Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics

(Article posted on museum.msu.edu. Photo credit: MSU Museum)

“Most people are familiar with Marvel’s Black Panther, and some are aware of its connections to Afrofuturism, a framework to understand how the black imagination manifests visions of freedom. This virtual exhibition will explore how themes such as aesthetics, Black feminism, and community, common to Afrofuturism, shape contemporary Black comics. Beyond the Black Panther gives us a view of stories inspired by African folklore such as Is’nana the Were-Spider, science fiction adventures centered on a black female hero such as Matty’s Rocket, or vital social commentary about police violence such as I am Alfonso Jones…”

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Afrofuturism in one-person exhibit at Mandeville

(Article by William Jaeger posted on timesunion.com. Artwork: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter’s “Afronauts and Ancestors,” 2017. Photo: William Jaeger)

“Thank goodness for one-person shows. Even a fairly small affair like “In the Eye of Belonging” at Union College’s Mandeville Gallery has enough depth to get to what matters in the several different directions Alisa Sikelianos-Carter takes us. This is an artist whose mixed-media paintings have both visual panache and far-reaching content, creating what she calls a ‘mythology that is centered on Black resistance.'” 

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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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Why Black Speculative Fiction Month Matters

(Article by Dennis R. Upkins published on thenerdsofcolor.org / artwork by Michael Golden)

Source: https://bit.ly/3myMAev

“October is Black Speculative Fiction Month and like legions of others, I am celebrating it something fierce. Why does Black Speculative Fiction Month matter? Black Speculative Fiction Month matters because now more than ever our stories must be told and our voices must be heard. Black Speculative Fiction Month matters because too often at cons and writing events, I’m the only nonwhite guest in attendance.”

For me, Black Speculative Fiction Month matters because it highlights how we honor our ancestors by imagining ourselves into a positive, thriving future of our own design. And it’s about damn time. Ase, and so it is…

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African fashion in film: Hollywood’s Afrofuturism

Source: dw.com; Photo art: complex.com

“From “Do the Right Thing” to “Black Panther,” designer Ruth E. Carter has defined African fashion in Hollywood for over 40 years… Ruth Carter won her first Oscar for the elaborate costumes she designed with the help of 3D-technology for the groundbreaking 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther.” The costumes now form the centerpiece of an exhibition entitled “Ruth E. Carter – Afrofuturism in Costume Design” at the SCAD Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta.”

‘Intergalactic Soul’ moves Afro-futurism into Historic West End

“Since its creation in 2014, Charlotte-based artists Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry’s Afro-futuristic exploration of contemporary cultural, political and social themes have appeared in creative spaces across the globe as well as Goodyear Arts, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, McColl Center for Arts + Innovation, and Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square.

It includes physical creations, spoken word and music with fellow creative Quentin Talley. Now a Knight Foundation grant allowed Kiser and Woodberry to create the first “Intergalactic Soul” murals off West Trade Street across from Johnson C. Smith University’s Arts Factory.”

Source: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2020/12/17/arts-and-entertainment/intergalactic-soul-moves-afro-futurism-into-historic-west-end/

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Event: Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

December 17, 2020, 11:00 am SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion & Film, 1600 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, 4th Floor, 1600 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States

Price: Free for museum members and SCAD card holders, $10 general admission, $8 senior/military, $5 students www.scadfash.org

Phone: 4042533132

Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter is an expert storyteller who harnesses the power of visual communication to share narratives of culture, race, and politics. Creating costumes for generation-defining films like Black Panther, Selma, and Do the Right Thing, she brings vibrancy, nuance, color, and texture to each of her culture-shifting characters. Carter’s exhibition Afrofuturism in Costume Design at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film features unforgettable designs from nearly four decades of her career within an Afrofuturistic installation incorporating original artwork by SCAD alum Brandon Sadler, whose murals were prominently featured in Black Panther.

Gallery capacity is limited and timed tickets are required for all guests. Reserve or purchase tickets online.

Source: https://events.ajc.com/event/ruth-e-carter-afrofuturism-in-costume-design-1daf513nzg

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Manifest Destiny exhibit highlights Afrofuturism

“Much attention was drawn to the exhibit with the installation of one piece as a nearby billboard that sits above Queens Bar in downtown Detroit that reads, “There Are Black People in the Future.” Many say that the piece, by Alisha B. Wormsley, sums up the concept of Afrofuturism. Manifest Destiny brings together 12 artists that explore new modes of thinking, planning, and building for the Afrofuture.”

Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/chuck-bennett/2019/07/20/social-confidential-manifest-destiny-exhibit-highlights-afrofuturism/1788730001/

Looking forward to hearing good things about the art exhibit Manifest Destiny. Also, looking forward to the many more afrofuturist-themed exhibits that connect the past, present, and future of Africans in the diaspora.

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