El Negro Mas Chulo: African by legacy, Mexican by birth traces the community of Afro Mexicans living on the Pacific and Gulf Coasts of Mexico. Photographer Ayana Jackson and writer Marco Villalobos trace the rich history of Africa in Mexico. Combining recent photographic portraiture and written accounts of a historic colonial struggle for liberation, El Negro Mas Chulo presents a fresh visual and literary perspective on the struggle for liberty and representation in the Americas. 408 W. 58th St. @ 9th Ave. 6PM.
Works by practitioners such as Zaha Hadid, Winka Dubbeldam, David Adjaye, Block Architecture, 6a Architects, Lars Spuybroek, Stuart Veech and Meejin Yoon are showcased alongside architectonic apparel from fashion mavericks such as Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Yohji Yamamoto, Boudicca, Michiko Koshino, StÃ©phanie Coudert and Arkadius. 534 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY.
A visual declaration of self-rule from New York’s Animation industry. 451 Grand Street Williamsburg Brooklyn.
Danny Simmons hosts new work by Jamel Shabazz. 334 Grand Ave, Clinton Hill Brooklyn.
This exhibition considers contemporary artistic appropriations of African visual culture through mythology, religious traditions, musical forms, and other culturally-specific practices. Exhibition includes: Participating Artitsts: Alison Saar, Dread Scott, Jack Kirby, Kevin Sampson, Renee Cox, Satch Hoyt, Sonya Clark, Vernon Reid, Willie Birch, Xaviera Simmons
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