Curating the End of the World: Red Spring

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Scholar Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, and curators Sheree Renée Thomas, Danielle L. Littlefield, and Dacia Polk with Black Speculative Arts Movement, return to New York Live Arts with an online exhibition titled Red Spring; a follow up to their acclaimed group show Curating the End of The World from summer 2020.

The virtual exhibition features four distinct parts: Part I: Ancestral Memory, Part II: Upheavals & Resistance, Part III: Afrofuturism & New Myths, and Part VI: Wildseeds & Black Futures. Featuring an international coterie of artists from Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Canada, Africa, and the US, Red Spring speaks to the temporal and systemic changes that must come to pass throughout the diaspora in order to birth futures where Black lives truly matter. The exhibition is dedicated to a pioneering forerunner of Afrofuturist art, AlgernonMiller andincludes Miller’s work in addition to pieces by environmental landscape artist tobaccobrown, figurative painters S.RossBrowne and Jimmy James Green, film and video artist Adebukola Bodunrin, award-winning flutist Nicole Mitchell and her group theBlackEarthEnsemble, and many more celebrated artists in the full list below.

The Black Speculative Arts Movement emerged in the wake of the Unveiling Visions: Alchemy of The Black Imagination exhibition curated by John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson at the Schomburg library in New York, 2015. BSAM is a network of creatives, intellectuals, and artists representing different positions or basis of inquiry including: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Ethno Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African Centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric. Although these positions may be incompatible, in some instances they overlap around the term speculative and design; and interact around the nexus of technology and ethics. BSAM L.L.C., founded by Reynaldo Anderson, is a year-long, traveling afrofuturism, comics, film, and art convention held at multiple universities, colleges, domestically and venues abroad.



Ekpe Abioto & the African Jazz Ensemble
Linda D. Addison
Adeyemi Adegbesan
A. Slate
Jackie B
Adebukola Bodunrin
Daniel Coates
Gerardo Castro
Mike Cooley
M. James Cooper
Creative Soul Photography
Audra D
Morisha Daneé
Taylor Deed
Bryce Detroit
Muniyra Douglas
Arthur Flowers
Jimmy James Greene
Weenta Girmay
Zeal Harris
Winifred Hawkins
Ron Herd II
Hippy Soul (Teco Sensei and Idi Aah Que)
Synthia Hogan
Kiini Ibura Salaam
Intergalactic Soul (Marcus Kiser, Jason Woodberry, and Quentin Talley)
Janessa Jenkins Jasteria
Danian Darrell Jerry
Jacqueline Johnson
Patience Lekien
Jorge Eliecner Bermudez Lemus
Danielle L. Littlefield
Cudda Mack
Julia Mallory
Mahwyah Milton
Yasin Allah a.k.a. Mmilk
Nicky Monteiro
Meighan Morson
Roland Mulderian
Ashunda Norris
Picket Fence (Jay Webb)
Dacia J. Polk/InnerGy
Kristina Kay Robinson
Tokie Rome-Taylor
Andrea Rushing
Dedren Snead
Street Genius
Shawn Theodore
Paul Thomas the Recycle King
Sheree Renée Thomas
Eric Towles
Quentin VerCetty