Andrew Salkey

  • Andrew Salkey,  John LaRose,  modern art

    50 Years of Black Art in the African Diaspora. A Brief Overview

    “The art history of the black diaspora is still an ‘undiscovered’ country,”  Kobena Mercer 2009. Curator, writer and critic Eddie Chambers once described black art as, “Art produced by black people, largely and specially for the black audience, and which, in terms of its content, addresses black experience.” A definition which in a so called “Post Black” era, is not relevant to all black artists working today. The 1960’s The 1960’s was the decade in which a new black cultural consciousness came into being. The world saw the birth of the civil rights movement and the assassinations of its most famous figure heads, namely Malcolm X in 1965 and Martin…