The future looks brighter than ever.
FINISSAGE friday February 26th 2016, h. 6 p.m.
On the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition The future looks brighter than ever, a project that is a part of Black History Month Florence, the Biagiotti Progetto Arte Foundation is pleased to host a talk with Justin Randolph Thompson, Kevin Jerome Everson and Anike Joyce Sadiq. The artists will discuss their work and the dialogue with Black Diasporic cultures. The conversation, starting at 6 p.m., will be followed by a brief sound performance by Justin Randolph Thompson.
For this first edition of Black History Month Florence, Kevin Jerome Everson and Justin Randolph Thompson, in collaboration with the Biagiotti Progetto Arte Foundation, created “The Future Looks Brighter Than Ever”, their second two-person exhibition in Italy. Their works, which draw upon a legacy of allusions as illusions and the socio political framing of Black hope, are paired with those of the Afro-German artist Anike Joyce Sadiq, in which migration aspirations and cultural expectations are central to the questioning that she places upon the viewer.
Black History Month Florence, now in its first edition, is a multifaceted exploration of the African Diaspora, its’ history and its’ impact on contemporary Florence. The project consists of a range of lectures, film projections, book readings, art exhibitions, food events, concerts and performances that seek to link a broad network of spaces dedicated to cultural production throughout Florence and the broader community of African Diasporic Peoples local to Florence and Italy.
Drawing on 50 years of heritage of Black History Month in the United States and 30 years in the UK, the program connects publics from different backgrounds, age groups and cultures and examines the Diaspora’s influence on popular culture and Italian history, through a collection of thematically related events organized within a single conceptual framework.
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