Gallery Opening- Afrofuturism: time, technology, race and culture in the USA

Submitted by Charles on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 20:10.
04/21/2006 - 17:00
04/21/2006 - 21:00

I received a postcard for the gallery opening of this exhibit. I've summarized the basics below. Please visit the website for more details.

SPACES mounts the first exhibition in Ohio to explore the idea of Afrofuturism, the subculture that deals with the interplay between time, technology, race and culture in the USA. Seventeen artists, from both historical and future viewpoints, tackle the impact of technology on the physical, social and spiritual lives of black people.

From science fiction to film and cultural exploration, the artists create work in painting, video and video games, sound installation, spoken word, sculpture, cinema and drawings. Conceived by The Soap Factory and Obsidian Arts in Minneapolis, the exhibition Afrofuturism was originally curated by Minneapolis-based artist Ernest Bryant and Suzanne Roberts of Obsidian Arts. SPACES introduced six northeast-Ohio artists into the exhibition.

Artists in the exhibition include:
April Banks (Oakland CA)
Robert Banks (Cleveland OH)
Ogechi Chieke (New York NY)
Ghamsa Jenny Coker (London England)
Dad 759 (Cleveland OH)
MR Daniel (Atlanta GA)
Colette Gaiter and Alex Smith (Chicago IL)
Olalekan Jeyifous (Brooklyn NY)
Seitu Jones (Minneapolis MN)
Charles Nelson Jr and Kevin Sipp (Atlanta GA)
Carl Pope Jr (York AL)
Damon Reaves (Cleveland OH)
Jabari Hall-Smith (Valencia CA)
Charmaine Spencer (Cleveland OH)
r.a. washington (Cleveland OH)
Amanda Williams (Oakland CA

There are numerous links to information about the exhibition, such as this graphic.


Spaces Gallery
2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Re: Gallery Opening- Afrofuturism: time, technology, race and cu

Thanks for sharing Charles.  I will make sure Sankofa Fine Arts is aware of  this program.