The Afro Futurist Manifesto: Blackness Reimagined | Opening Reception
Thursday, March 16 • 6-8pm
@ The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Galerie Myrtis is excited to partner with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum (RFLM)to present the groundbreaking exhibition “The Afro-Futurist Manifesto: Blackness Reimagined” for the first time in the United States. The exhibition is on view at the RFLM through Tuesday, September 5th.
Join us for the opening reception at the RFLM on Thursday, March 16th from 6 – 8 PM; RSVP strongly recommended to attend. During the opening, a discussion will be conducted with exhibition curator, Myrtis Bedolla, moderated by Izetta Autumn Mobley, Ph.D. Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education at the RFLM.
The award-winning exhibition, curated by Galerie Myrtis’ founding director, Myrtis Bedolla, premiered at the 59th Venice Biennale’s “Personal Structures: Time, Space and Existence” satellite fair featuring the works of artists Tawny Chatmon, Larry Cook, Morel Doucet, Monica Ikegwu, M. Scott Johnson, Delita Martin, Arvie Smith, and Felandus Thames.
Afro-Futurist Manifesto brings together a stellar assemblage of African-American Artists “who construct a future forged in transatlantic links and Afrofuturism’s ideology to expand the notion of Blackness at the intersection of technology and liberation.” As asserted by author Kevin Young, this existence has been conceived in the “Elsewhere … the remapping of what’s here,” forming an alternative reality where one’s freedom and humanity are found. A utopian world – at its nucleus, Black lives, the dark matter that sustains the universe, and Black activists, creatives, and intellectuals, the heavenly bodies and sustenance of black holes – gives birth to the exploration of the future Time, Space, and Existence of Blackness.” Myrtis Bedolla