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Marketing Afro-American Artists

Afro-American artists will never get their fair share of the market until and unless white males, who control almost all the major cultural and academic institutions in our society, finally accept the well documented fact that “Western Civilization” would not exist were it not for the contributions of most of the human beings in the world.

Source:
July/August 1988
Credit:
Text / Daisy Murray Voigt

Chase Hall

With his paintings, sculptures, and photographs, Chase Hall has set himself on a journey to mine the gap between the intimacies of Black life and the traces of psychopathology that gives the appearance of White supremacy an uneasy palatability.

Source:
Spring 2020
Credit:
Text / Jessica Bell Brown

Tariku Shiferaw

Unabashedly confronting issues related to racial identity, Tariku Shiferaw employs an obstinately formalist language of geometric abstraction in his practice to unpack the precariousness of contemporary Black life and celebrate the cultural production of Black people.

Source:
Spring 2020
Credit:
Text / Nzinga Simmons