Black Art – where has it been in the mainstream gallery sites?

May 25, 2018

Black Art – where has it been in the mainstream gallery sites?

We don’t know what we don’t know until we experience it.
I was surprised myself,
that only recently that I realized I saw black art
for the first time exhibited in the major national art galleries, even I have been a regular traveler for years in different major sites.

Despite centuries of western involvement in Africa and the consequential unjust colonization and slavery,
black people were never part of the mainstream art, or definition of beauty.

Art itself is not just a product.
It is a witness of history, a storytelling of the lives of artists as well as many more in the society.
It can also act as a political revolutionary attempt as the artist takes a bold move to illustrate controversy and injustice.

I wonder how different people perceived this piece of art at the time,
and I wonder what people think now.

In the rest of the gallery visit,
I was inspired to keep an extra eye on
the number of exhibited black art,
and the underlying political messages.

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