Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures Magical Realism & Afrofuturism in the Black Diaspora

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Free Event
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Honfleur Gallery

1241 Good Hope Road SE
20020 Washington , DC
United States
Phone: 202-580-5972
District Of Columbia
Curator Niama Safia Sandy's
Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures exhibition will make its Washington, DC debut this August at Honfleur Gallery. The exhibit is a multidisciplinary exploration of magical realism and Afrofuturism as creative expressions and survival tactics across the Black Diaspora. 
Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures will run August 19 - October 7 at Honfleur Gallery (located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, WDC 20020). An opening reception will be held on August 19, 5-8PM. Black Magic Film Festival will be held on August 20 3-6PM. An artist talk will be held on September 16 at 5-7PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12-7PM and by appointment.
"Magical realism and Afrofuturism are, in fact, two nodes on a continuum of black creative output. They act as an epi-genetic phenomenon cum worldview, celebration, and a creative response of and to Black life - this is the guiding principle of the Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures exhibition. To further contextualize, I do not invoke magical realism as merely a literary genre, but instead a very active actuality for we - the black and brown people of this earth." ~ Niama Safia Sandy.
This engagement is Sandy's second exploration of the subject matter following the show's debut at Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn in April 2016. This iteration of the show brings together renowned black artists from all over the world including: Chloë Bass, Pierre Bennu, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Ivan Forde,Adrienne Gaither, Charles Jean-Pierre, Tariku Shiferaw, and Danny Simmons Jr.