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film
film

This 70s Sci-Fi Mockumentary Predicted Our Current Political Climate

In 'Punishment Park,' English filmmaker Peter Watkins imagined an America at war with itself. Not much has changed.
DJ Pangburn
8.18.17
gallery show
gallery show

How to Survive Systemic Racism in America

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter explores the politics of survival at We Buy Gold in Brooklyn.
Antwaun Sargent
7.12.17
body painting
body painting

Women of Color Examine Assimilation Through Body Painting

Ashleigh Alexandria paints her models to blend in and stand out in urban spaces.
Francesca Capossela
6.29.17
painting
painting

A Provocateur Painter Subverts Race in Rainbow Hues

A 10-year survey of Nina Chanel Abney's work explores themes of sex, race, and the internet.
Laura Hutson Hunter
6.15.17
Art
Art

A Journalist’s Art Project Highlights Media Bias Against Black Men

'Counternarratives' takes a closer look at media coverage in the age of “fake news.”
Antwaun Sargent
6.10.17
Installations
Installations

Japanese Artist Builds Full-Scale Replica of Home Hit by Hurricane Katrina

Artist Takashi Horisaki made a replica of a condemned Lower Ninth Ward house to highlight racial tension and economic disparity.
DJ Pangburn
5.11.17
activist art
activist art

Protest Signs Remade as Light Boxes Illuminate the Civil Rights Struggle

Artist Sam Durant finds the poetry in protest language and renders it in neon.
Antwaun Sargent
4.15.17
collectives
collectives

BWA for BLM Offers Space for Dialogue Between Black Female Artists in NY, LA, Houston, and London

The diverse collective Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter takes over all seven rooms of Houston's Project Row Houses with an internationally-reaching exhibition.
Catherine Chapman
4.4.17
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

Trash Bag Performance Art Highlights the Resilience of the Black Community

Taja Lindley's 10 minute film employs an Erykah Badu-inspired bag lady to tackle difficult topics.
Mikelle Street
4.1.17
music videos
music videos

[Premiere] ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Music Video Sees Police Brutality Through Victims’ Eyes

Hip-hop and activist duo Soul Science Lab put viewers into the black experience in America.
DJ Pangburn
3.30.17
new york art week
new york art week

Airbrushed T-Shirts Mourn Black Women Killed by Police

Azikiwe Mohammed forges tangible objects to memorialize unarmed black women killed by police officers in the last few years.
Antwaun Sargent
3.11.17
Art
Art

50 Artists Interrogate 25 Years of Police Brutality

'VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King' explores what's changed—and what hasn't—in the 25 years since the beating.
Antwaun Sargent
10.27.16