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THREE QUESTIONS With Amber L.N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding co-founders of House of June

THREE QUESTIONS With Amber L.N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding co-founders of House of June

  1. How did your concept for the short film for AFRICA FORECAST develop? EBONY: We found that the exhibition asked us to consider how we adorn ourselves. From what we wear to body art, our emotions and thoughts are...
‘AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life’ | Now On View
Ayana V. Jackson | 'Stella,' 2016
Lina Iris Viktor | 'Constellation,' 2016
Zohra Okopu | 'selfportraits,' 2015
Amy Sherald | 'Fact was she knew more about them than she knew about herself, having never had the map to discover what she was like,' 2015
Fabiola Jean-Louis | 'Amina,' 2016
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‘AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life’ | September 15 – December 3, 2016

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to announce AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life, an original exhibition that will launch its 20th anniversary. The exhibition will position fashion through two overlapping perspectives: an ever-changing global marketplace and the unique ways that black women throughout the African Diaspora construct their lives. AFRICA FORECAST features work by black women artists and designers who shape, imagine, and redefine the impact of lifestyle in highly imaginative ways.

For the groundbreaking artists and designers in AFRICA FORECAST, style serves as endless inspiration for new approaches to dressing, social relationships, and activism. They stretch the boundaries of fashion’s influence in art and design, reflecting its ability to communicate complex social and cultural perspectives. As a result, the exhibition will encourage visitors to explore fashion’s changing shape in art and in their daily lives. AFRICA FORECAST will provide a dynamic snapshot of this global reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting, and sculpture.

AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life is curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. and Erika Dalya Massaquoi, Ph.D.

AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life is made possible by

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November 2016 Newsletter III

November 2016 Newsletter III

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ArtsATL Review: “Africa Forecast” shows how convention inspires Black women’s spirit

ArtsATL Review: “Africa Forecast” shows how convention inspires Black women’s spirit

November 11, 2016 by Shantay Robinson Review: “Africa Forecast” shows how convention inspires Black women’s spirit – See more at http://www.artsatl.com/review-africa-forecast/
November Newsletter II

November Newsletter II

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Artists Talk

Artists Talk

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium 6:30 p.m.   An Artists Talk with AFRICA FORECAST artists Firelei Báez, Mimi Plange, and Lina Iris Viktor moderated by Kristin D. Juárez, Graduate Assistant, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Doctoral Candidate, Moving Image Studies, Georgia State University.
THREE QUESTIONS With Amber L.N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding co-founders of House of June

THREE QUESTIONS With Amber L.N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding co-founders of House of June

  1. How did your concept for the short film for AFRICA FORECAST develop? EBONY: We found that the exhibition asked us to consider how we adorn ourselves. From what we wear to body art, our emotions and thoughts are expressed on our bodies. By deconstructing the themes present in the exhibit and interpreting them...
November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

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BLACK BOX Revisited: C. Nicole Mason

BLACK BOX Revisited: C. Nicole Mason

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:30 p.m. Former BLACK BOX artist C. Nicole Mason returns to share the completed version of her newly released memoir, Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America. A conversation with Spelman students about race, class, gender, and sexuality and a book signing follow. BLACK BOX is...
3 + 1: Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

3 + 1: Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

Monday, November 7, 2016 6:30 p.m. Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D., Academic Center Auditorium Intentionally scheduled on the eve of Election Day, this 3 + 1 screening celebrates Shirley Chisholm’s run for President of the United States. Chisholm, the first Black major-party candidate and the first woman to run for this office, not only inspired...

Artists Guides

Artist Guides is a series of weekly public tours led by Georgia-based Black women cultural producers. A dynamic group of creatives will lead tours on the following days: Cynthanie Sumpter Fashion Designer Friday, November 4, 2016 10:00 a.m. Jerushia Graham Visual Artist Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 p.m. Tamara Natalie Madden Visual Artist Saturday, November...