A selection of Malian photographer Malik Sidibe's previously unseen work is now on show in London at Lichfield Studios, until April 16! Known for his black-and-white studies of popular culture in Bamako in the 1960's, Sidibe is Mali's most celebrated photographer. He opened his legendary and still-thriving Studio Malick in 1962 in Bamako, Mali, where he continues to live and work.… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on March 19, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Hey Afro-Punks, have you heard that Nick Cave's PHantasmagoric Technicolor Soundsuits are on display at UCLA's Flower Museum until May 30 2010?! Now we know you might be thinking of an Aussie with the single tightest pair of pants ever afforded to someone over 40. However we are actually referring to a Chicago based African-American artist, dancer, fabric manipulator, fashion'ist' Nick Cave.
Cave claims to have gotten his earliest inspiration from his mother who… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on March 12, 2010 at 4:30pm —
The film Precious, based on the novel Push by Saph.... (yadda yaddda you all know this part), is nothing if not controversial. Its performances and cinematography were strikingly rich, the subject matter was at times problematic for better or for worse (we leave to you to decide Afro-Punkers) but Mo'Nique's performance was indisputably moving (ditto on the for better or for worse here) and her Oscar win was not shocking in the slightest.
Her choice not to… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on March 11, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Contemporary Artist Kehinde Wiley was commissioned by Puma for portraits of African football players to launch African Cup of Nations 2010 campaign. The paintings have most notably been shown in renowned galleries such as Deitch Projects in New York in an exhibit entitled "Legends of Unity" in February 2010.
Original posts can be found… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on March 3, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Visual artist Sanford Biggers has a solo show coming up at CAF in Santa Barbara. It's called Moon Medicine, opening Saturday, March 6th. There will be a unique monograph catalog of the exhibition and limited edition photographic prints for sale. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the exhibition comprises new and old sculpture, video, installation, a newly commissioned public performance, and an exhibition catalog.
Opening Reception: SAT. MAR. 6, 7-9 PM
On View:… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on March 3, 2010 at 3:30pm —