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New documentary special BLACK ART: ART IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT

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BLACK ART: ART IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT (image - HBO)
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Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today.

Directed by Sam Pollard the film shines a light on the extraordinary impact of Driskell’s exhibit on generations of Black artists who have staked a claim on their rightful place within the 21st-Century art world.

Interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians, along with interviews from a new generation of working African American curators and artists including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald and Carrie Mae Weems, the documentary is a look at the Contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world.

BLACK ART: ART IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT – 90 Minute Documentary Special airs Wednesday April 14 at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE or watch On Demand

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