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Photography
Photography

Hallucinatory Photographs by an Outsider Artist Defy Convention

Kwesi Abbensetts uses “revisionary self-appropriation” to make stunning portraits reflecting on race and identity.
Andrew Nunes
8.16.17
Photography
Photography

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.
Annie Armstrong
7.28.17
Detroit
Detroit

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.
Rebecca Mazzei
7.25.17
painting
painting

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.
Antwaun Sargent
7.19.17
Comics
Comics

'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.
Giaco Furino
7.12.17
exhibitions
exhibitions

'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.
Antwaun Sargent
6.21.17
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
mosaics
mosaics

90s Nostalgia and Racial Politics Collide in Multidimensional Mosaics

Cameron Welch's newest works combine Aaliyah, children's toys, and Greek mythology.
Antwaun Sargent
5.18.17
Photography
Photography

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.
Antwaun Sargent
5.4.17
art history
art history

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.
Diana Shi
5.2.17
Collage
Collage

How Delano Dunn Uses the Rainbow to Explore Racial Progress

The artist uses the whole spectrum to rethink the results of Reconstruction.
Antwaun Sargent
4.13.17
Film
Film

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.
Charlie Schmidlin
2.5.17