Hallucinatory Photographs by an Outsider Artist Defy Convention
Kwesi Abbensetts uses “revisionary self-appropriation” to make stunning portraits reflecting on race and identity.
Elemental Portraits Peel Back the Layers of Racial Identity
Lauren Machen draws inspiration from the classical elements (earth, fire, wind, and water) for her latest photography series.
Detroit’s Fiery Uprising Gets Remembered as a Multimedia Art Series
'People of the Infinite Fires,' an installation and performance series, illuminates the circumstances of the Detroit Rebellion of 1967.
Rashid Johnson Turns to Color as a Respite From Politics
The celebrated artist turns from his own explorations of race and controversy to curate a vibrant exhibition at Rental Gallery.
'12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter Returns to Comics After a 10-Year Hiatus
Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley revives 'The American Way,' his innovative comic about superheroes and race in America.
'Invisible Man' Inspires Conceptual Art About Blackness
The inaugural show at at Martos Gallery's downtown space takes its name from Ralph Ellison's enduring 1952 novel about black visibility.
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
90s Nostalgia and Racial Politics Collide in Multidimensional Mosaics
Cameron Welch's newest works combine Aaliyah, children's toys, and Greek mythology.
These Complex Self-Portraits Will Challenge Your Assumptions About Race
Genevieve Gaignard explores the ways modern race shapes identities and realities in a new exhibition à la Cindy Sherman.
A Boys' Club No More: Reinventing the Salon for More Tolerant Times
‘Club Americano’ opens up the doors to everyone for lively discussion surrounded by American art and history.
How Delano Dunn Uses the Rainbow to Explore Racial Progress
The artist uses the whole spectrum to rethink the results of Reconstruction.
How an Unfinished James Baldwin Manuscript Became a Documentary Film
'I Am Not Your Negro' director Raoul Peck links Baldwin’s ideas to issues still surrounding race and poverty in America today.
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