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Discover the African Diaspora Through the Eyes of Its Visual Artists

A collection of masters in modern and contemporary art from Africa, Haiti, and the Diaspora

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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

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Barthélémy Toguo

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.

Art Talks

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)

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Abdoulaye Konaté

Courtesy of the artist

Sat. Dec 3, 11am-12pm

The Arc

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.

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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

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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.”

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Urban Oasis

Re-imagined, re-purposed and transformed spaces 

 

Join us nightly for a unique sensory experience

 

SUNDAY BLOCK PARTY

2 pm - 10 pm

Family-friendly - Arts - Culture - Live Music - Food Trucks, and more!

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