The SHAPE OF BLACKNESS virtual art exhibition (first mentioned here) continues to gain traction. Yesterday we held two sessions of artist talks, which were wonderfully rich discussions on a variety of themes including personal history melded with art practice, representation, diasporic connections, and the value of the arts in societies. Artists Lebo Thoka, Tshepiso Moropa, Helena Uambembe, Lebohang Motuang, Brette Sims, Abba Yahudah, and Aaron Beitia all participated, in dialogue with co-curators Trevor Parham and Odysseus Shirindza. I look forward to sharing a video compilation of highlights from the talks–I’m still on Cloud 9!
We also got some nice love from AFRE, and more here from Pigment International. Hope to have more perspectives in the weeks to come.
Here, check out Odysseus and yours truly in conversation with Chicago media personality, Devorah Crable.
SHAPE runs through the end of April.