Visit our Exhibits
Dec 1st - 4th, 2022
Art of Transformation will be held on Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-Locka,FL
between Opa-Locka Blvd. and Aladdin Street
Thurs-Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 2pm-10pm
Courtesy of the artist
This Here Place: Africa and the Global Diaspora
Inspired by a quote from Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved,” where Morrison describes the nightmare of slavery and calls for a reimagining of the past and an embrace of a future reality infused with love. The exhibition brings together six international artists from OLCDC’s fine art collection, including African Masters Abdoulaye Konaté from Mali, Senegalese Viyé Diba, and Barthélémy Toguo from Cameroon.
Africa Becoming Panel Discussion to address techniques and aesthetics informed by West African traditional practices and how the arts have played a transformative role in local communities.
Moderator: Tumelo Mosaka (South Africa/ US),
Artist: Abdoulaye Konaté (Mali) and Viyé [Vita] Diba (Senegal)
Courtesy of the artist
Sat. Dec 3, 11am-12pm
Africa in the Making: A Breakfast Talk
Fri Dec 2, 11am
Africa in the Making: A Breakfast Talk with Florine Démosthène and Barthélémy Toguo will explore and dialogue the distinct interdisciplinary practices of featured artists Florine Démosthène and Barthélémy Toguo through the lens of displacement, diaspora, and the Black body as a vehicle that exists at the intersections of the real and fantastical. The conversation will analyze the difference in landscapes and origins from which both Démosthène and Toguo emerge—Haiti and Cameroon—while expanding into current thematic issues encountered by living as artists within the United States and France. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Erica Moiah James.
A Beautiful Human Love
This exhibit is built on the letter to humankind titled, “La Belle Amour Humaine,” which was written by Haiti’s Jacques Stephen Alexis in 1957 and which inspired Lyonel Trouillot’s novel by the same name. A Beautiful Human Love presents slices of Haitian Art History through the wo/men, stylistics, and movements that have shaped the aesthetics of this great nation of the Caribbean. The exhibition participates in Alexis’ 100th birthday celebrations.
Shadows in The Sun
Jean-Jacques Stephen Alexis
courtesy of the artist
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
Presented by AfriKin, featuring an array of international, emerging, and mid-career artists of acclaim from the world stage. The artists assembled in this exhibition have defied their otherness to enter mainstream art history.
They question, "In whose eyes am I not beautiful?", with the words of Ayi Kwei Armah coming to mind, “Alone, I am nothing. I have nothing. We have power, but we will never know it, we will never see it work. Unless we come together to make it work.”
Re-imagined, re-purposed and transformed spaces
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SUNDAY BLOCK PARTY
2 pm - 10 pm
Family-friendly - Arts - Culture - Live Music - Food Trucks, and more!