African Art

I Went To The First Well-Read Black Girl Festival and Remembered I Was Born to Write—And Read | OkayAfrica It took several years for me to call myself a writer, and two decades to actually believe it. ">I Went To The First Well-Read Black Girl Festival and Remembered I Was Born to Write—And Read | OkayAfrica It took several years for me to call myself a writer, and two decades to actually believe it.

African American Authors, African American Writers, Black Writers, Black Authors, Well Read Black Girls, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
It took several years for me to call myself a writer, and two decades to actually believe it.
I Went To The First Well-Read Black Girl Festival and Remembered I Was Born to Write—And Read | OkayAfrica It took several years for me to call myself a writer, and two decades to actually believe it. " class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

In an Unused Harlem Church, a Towering Work of a ‘Genius’ | The New York Times Julie Mehretu, a MacArthur Foundation “genius,” is executing a monumental new commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.">In an Unused Harlem Church, a Towering Work of a ‘Genius’ | The New York Times Julie Mehretu, a MacArthur Foundation “genius,” is executing a monumental new commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Julie Mehretu, a MacArthur Foundation “genius,” is executing a monumental new commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
In an Unused Harlem Church, a Towering Work of a ‘Genius’ | The New York Times Julie Mehretu, a MacArthur Foundation “genius,” is executing a monumental new commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Incredible Stories Behind Lemi Ghariokwu’s Iconic Fela Kuti Album Covers | OkayAfrica Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti. In remembrance, we’re revisiting this article with his trusted collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the large majority of Fela’s album covers.">The Incredible Stories Behind Lemi Ghariokwu’s Iconic Fela Kuti Album Covers | OkayAfrica Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti. In remembrance, we’re revisiting this article with his trusted collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the large majority of Fela’s album covers.

Fela Kuti, Lemi Ghariokwu, African Music, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti. In remembrance, we’re revisiting this article with his trusted collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the large majority of Fela’s album covers.
The Incredible Stories Behind Lemi Ghariokwu’s Iconic Fela Kuti Album Covers | OkayAfrica Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti. In remembrance, we’re revisiting this article with his trusted collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the large majority of Fela’s album covers." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

NextGen: Judie Mozie’s Journey As an Emerging Artist Is an Example of Fearless Individuality | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—Over the course of July we’ll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of “Afrofutures.” Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it.">NextGen: Judie Mozie’s Journey As an Emerging Artist Is an Example of Fearless Individuality | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—Over the course of July we’ll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of “Afrofutures.” Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it.

Judie Mozie, African Art, African Photography, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
DIASPORA—Over the course of July we’ll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of “Afrofutures.” Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it.
NextGen: Judie Mozie’s Journey As an Emerging Artist Is an Example of Fearless Individuality | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—Over the course of July we’ll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of “Afrofutures.” Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

First Look: This New Book Celebrates Women Photographers from the African Diaspora | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—The last book that celebrated black women photographers in all their glory was published 31 years ago. For these black women photographers and creators, that’s 31 years too long.">First Look: This New Book Celebrates Women Photographers from the African Diaspora | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—The last book that celebrated black women photographers in all their glory was published 31 years ago. For these black women photographers and creators, that’s 31 years too long.

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Crystal Whaley, Mfon, African Art, African Women Photographers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
DIASPORA—The last book that celebrated black women photographers in all their glory was published 31 years ago. For these black women photographers and creators, that’s 31 years too long.
First Look: This New Book Celebrates Women Photographers from the African Diaspora | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—The last book that celebrated black women photographers in all their glory was published 31 years ago. For these black women photographers and creators, that’s 31 years too long." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

A Photographer Who Uses Color to Hint at Her Own Presence – Hyperallergic The latest issue of Aperture focuses on Africa and features strong, colorful images by the Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok.">A Photographer Who Uses Color to Hint at Her Own Presence – Hyperallergic The latest issue of Aperture focuses on Africa and features strong, colorful images by the Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok.

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, African Art, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
The latest issue of Aperture focuses on Africa and features strong, colorful images by the Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok.
A Photographer Who Uses Color to Hint at Her Own Presence – Hyperallergic The latest issue of Aperture focuses on Africa and features strong, colorful images by the Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Ruud van Empel’s “Fantasy Portraits” At Beetles+Huxley Faces too symmetrical, clothes perfectly ironed, trees with not a leaf out of place, there’s something unsettling about Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel’s work. It sits uncomfortably on the line between reality and fantasy; leaving the viewer full of questions. Who are these children? Where are they? Why is their gaze so blank?">Ruud van Empel’s “Fantasy Portraits” At Beetles+Huxley Faces too symmetrical, clothes perfectly ironed, trees with not a leaf out of place, there’s something unsettling about Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel’s work. It sits uncomfortably on the line between reality and fantasy; leaving the viewer full of questions. Who are these children? Where are they? Why is their gaze so blank?

Ruud van Empel, African American Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
Faces too symmetrical, clothes perfectly ironed, trees with not a leaf out of place, there’s something unsettling about Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel’s work. It sits uncomfortably on the line between reality and fantasy; leaving the viewer full of questions. Who are these children? Where are they? Why is their gaze so blank?
Ruud van Empel’s “Fantasy Portraits” At Beetles+Huxley Faces too symmetrical, clothes perfectly ironed, trees with not a leaf out of place, there’s something unsettling about Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel’s work. It sits uncomfortably on the line between reality and fantasy; leaving the viewer full of questions. Who are these children? Where are they? Why is their gaze so blank?" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

15 African Artists To Follow On Instagram Now – Okay Africa Gone are the days when you had to visit a gallery or museum—where works by black artists are usually underrepresented—to see the latest in fine art. ">15 African Artists To Follow On Instagram Now – Okay Africa Gone are the days when you had to visit a gallery or museum—where works by black artists are usually underrepresented—to see the latest in fine art.

African Art, African Artists, Lina Iris Viktor, Laolu Senbanjo, Ndidi Emefiele, Neequaye Dreph Dsane, Ben Biayenda, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
Gone are the days when you had to visit a gallery or museum—where works by black artists are usually underrepresented—to see the latest in fine art.
15 African Artists To Follow On Instagram Now – Okay Africa Gone are the days when you had to visit a gallery or museum—where works by black artists are usually underrepresented—to see the latest in fine art. " class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Top 10 Films You Should Watch at This Year’s New York African Film Festival – Okay Africa The 24th New York African Film Festival—which kicked off last night—continues to lead the way in showcasing and celebrating film from Africa and the diaspora.">The Top 10 Films You Should Watch at This Year’s New York African Film Festival – Okay Africa The 24th New York African Film Festival—which kicked off last night—continues to lead the way in showcasing and celebrating film from Africa and the diaspora.

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The 24th New York African Film Festival—which kicked off last night—continues to lead the way in showcasing and celebrating film from Africa and the diaspora.
The Top 10 Films You Should Watch at This Year’s New York African Film Festival – Okay Africa The 24th New York African Film Festival—which kicked off last night—continues to lead the way in showcasing and celebrating film from Africa and the diaspora." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

How to Break Into the International Film Industry as a South African – Okay Africa Those with the experience of the film and television industry will know of its demanding nature. We often hear of the magic that is crafted between directors and actors, but seldom about those tasked with accurately aestheticizing the characters we see on screen.">How to Break Into the International Film Industry as a South African – Okay Africa Those with the experience of the film and television industry will know of its demanding nature. We often hear of the magic that is crafted between directors and actors, but seldom about those tasked with accurately aestheticizing the characters we see on screen.

Koketso Mbuli, African Films, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
Those with the experience of the film and television industry will know of its demanding nature. We often hear of the magic that is crafted between directors and actors, but seldom about those tasked with accurately aestheticizing the characters we see on screen.
How to Break Into the International Film Industry as a South African – Okay Africa Those with the experience of the film and television industry will know of its demanding nature. We often hear of the magic that is crafted between directors and actors, but seldom about those tasked with accurately aestheticizing the characters we see on screen." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More