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DATE 10/31/2022

Celebrate Halloween with Christopher Frayling on 'Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years'

DATE 10/25/2022

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DATE 10/1/2022

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DATE 9/27/2022

Isolde Brielmaier in conversation with Aruna D’Souza on 'I Am Sparkling'

DATE 9/26/2022

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Baldwin Lee in conversation with Imani Perry

DATE 9/22/2022

New Museum presents the launch of 'El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture'

DATE 9/22/2022

'Temperature's Rising' — a new oral history of Galaxie 500

DATE 9/22/2022

On view now at Howard Greenberg Gallery, 'Baldwin Lee' is a revelation

DATE 9/19/2022

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

DATE 9/19/2022

Featuring a pull-off poster cover, 'Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight' is a New Release this week!

DATE 9/17/2022

Museum Store of the Month: MFA Boston Shop

DATE 9/17/2022

Peter Fetterman Gallery presents Roger A. Deakins exhibition and 'Byways' signing

DATE 9/16/2022

'Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials' is NEW from Radius Books


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2021

'Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture' unites writing by Angela Davis with artwork by Tschabalala Self

“Progressive and revolutionary art is inconceivable outside of the context of political movements for radical change,” Angela Davis wrote in her influential 1985 essay, Art on the Frontline. “…If cultural workers utilize their talents on an ever-increasing scale to accomplish the task of awakening and sensitizing people to the need for a further mass challenge to the ultraright, the prospects for strengthening and further uniting the antimonopoly movement, bringing together labor, Afro-Americans, women and peace activists will greatly increase. As that movement wins victories, existing artists will draw inspiration from the creative energy of this process, and new artists will emerge as a result. If we are able to set this dynamic in motion, we will begin to move securely in the direction of economic, racial and sexual emancipation—indeed, toward the ultimate goal of socialism—and we will be able to anticipate a peaceful future, free of the threat of nuclear war.” The complete text of this remarkable essay is now available in a new edition from Walther König and Afterall Books, with responsive artworks by Tschabalala Self, one of which is reproduced here.

Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture

Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/AFTERALL BOOKS
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 36 color.

$18.00  free shipping





Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!