Reviews

Black Fatherhood Photographed

Off the grid from the usual New York City gallery circuit, the photographer Zun Lee’s…

There is A Kingdom

Walking into the exhibition room on the lower ground floor of the Tyburn Gallery in…

Reflections on Black Masculinities at Gallery CA in Baltimore

“… by the time you read this, I will be even blacker.”- Amiri Baraka “Loyalty,…

Seeing History at The Jamaica Biennial

It is said that when Jamaican entrepreneur and gold miner George Stiebel built what was…

The Black Presidential Imaginary

The Presidential Library Project: The Black Presidential Imaginary, an exhibition on view at the Hyde…

Kara Walker’s Sainthood

What can satisfy the souls of bodies that are imprinted with pain so deep it…

Hammer Projects: Simone Leigh

In the small town of Natchez, Mississippi, diners at a restaurant called Mammy’s Cupboard enjoy…

The Intimacies Of Black Womanhood

Public Displays of Privacy celebrates Black women while perforating formal ideas about the intersectionality of…

The Beauty Of Black Women: Theresa Chromati’s Oppositional Framework

“Not only will I stare. I want my look to change reality.” – bell hooks…

Alive Someplace Better: EJ Hill’s Horizontal Poetics

EJ Hill lays, prone, on a rectangular, wooden platform in the second-floor gallery space of…

The Provocation Of Ambiguity And Agency

On a pitch-black stage, a single spotlight shines on a tall, thin woman clad in…

At The High Museum, Basquiat’s Star Still Shines Brightly

“…[T]his requires a hip-hop sensibility to the extent that codes artistically arranged are the hallmark…