Black Art & Design is a space to explore the work of emerging and established black creatives in the arts. 

Meet London-based Director, Artist and Storyteller Leian John-Baptiste.  

“I think storytelling is a playful, powerful medium that has the power to open hearts, inspire minds, challenge perspectives or offer new ones.” 

Meet London-based Director, Artist and Storyteller Leian John-Baptiste.  

Ayanna Witter-Johnson On Intention And Purpose As An Artist

My creativity is not outside of myself, it’s a flow that I can tap into every day and the more often I tune in, the more connected to my soul and my purse

Ayanna Witter-Johnson On Intention And Purpose As An Artist

Victoria Adukwei Bulley On Feeling More ‘Possible’ In This World

The poet, writer and artist talks to Black Art & Design about inspiration and the assurance of doing what she is supposed to be doing right now.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley On Feeling More 'Possible' In This World

Brixton Blue: Art In The Underground Series
Joy Labinjo

Interviews

 

 

ESSAYS

News

Asif Khan, Mariam Kamara, David Adjaye and Theaster Gates to redevelop Liverpool waterfront

Asif Khan, Mariam Kamara, David Adjaye and Theaster Gates to redevelop Liverpool waterfront

It intends to revitalise the complex site, which was used in the 18th century to serve and repair ships including
Artists Jordan Casteel Among the 2021 Winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Awards

Artists Jordan Casteel Among the 2021 Winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Awards

Hundreds of anonymous individuals are tasked with nominating the Fellows.
Yale Center for British Art tries to identify enslaved child in 18th-century portrait

Yale Center for British Art tries to identify enslaved child in 18th-century portrait

The museum has not determined who the boy is, but it has reidentified other figures in the controversial painting, which

Current Exhibitions

 

 

Daniela Yohannes

20 January-26 February 2022
Daniela Yohannes
I SURRENDER MY BODY TO WATER AND FIRE
London
Kehinde Wiley

Until 18 April 2022
Kehinde Wiley
The Prelude
London
Márcia Falcão

6 November–29 January 2022
Márcia Falcão
Solo Exhibition
Rio de Janeiro
 Lubaina Himid

UNTIL 3 JULY 2022
Lubaina Himid
Solo Exhbition1
London
Toni Morrison’s Black Book Curated by Hilton Als

20 January—26 February 2022
Group Exhibition
Toni Morrison’s Black Book
New York
Alison Saar

13 January–12 March 2022
Alison Saar
Backwater Blues
Paris
Body Vessel Clay

29th January–24th April 2022
Group
Body Vessel Clay
London
Roy DeCarava: Selected Works

14 January—19 February 2022
Roy DeCarava
Selected Works
London

Could Art Be The Antidote We Need Right Now?

Could Art Be The Antidote We Need Right Now?

Abigal Sewell On The Intentionality And Connectedness Of Creativity.

Photo credit/caption:filipwolak...:  Filip Wolak, color photo of a dark skinned black man bent over in a long arabesque wearing a white jacket and durag. 

Jerron Herman On Art & The Joy Of Advocacy

“When I think about how I can contribute to society, art provides the best container for impactful viscerality.”

FRANK BOWLING WINS 2022 WOLFGANG HAHN PRIZE

FRANK BOWLING WINS 2022 WOLFGANG HAHN PRIZE

The Museum Ludwig will acquire his 2020 acrylic-on-canvas work Flogging the Dead Donkey

City of London U-turn on historic statues means slave trader sculptures will stay in place

City of London U-turn on historic statues means slave trader sculptures will stay in place

William Beckford and John Cass figures will be “retained and explained”, as recommended by the UK government

Sculptor Sandra Mujinga Awarded 2021  Preis der Nationalgalerie

Sculptor Sandra Mujinga Awarded 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie

Though no funding is attached to the prize, which was established in 2013, it is sought after as a seal of approval, the type which can elevate a young artist’s career.

Yinka Shonibare sculptures sold to fund fellowship for Black and POC curators at V&A East

Yinka Shonibare sculptures sold to fund fellowship for Black and POC curators at V&A East

It’s time to “to grasp the nettle”, says the museum’s director Gus Casely-Hayford of the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship

A New School of Architecture Headquartered in Accra

A New School of Architecture Headquartered in Accra

The African Futures Institute (AFI), founded in Accra, Ghana, is a new venture that aims to offer a radically different and innovative educational experience to Ghanaian, African and international students.

GERMANY REVEALS DIGITAL DATABASE OF ITS BENIN BRONZES

GERMANY REVEALS DIGITAL DATABASE OF ITS BENIN BRONZES

“The … plaques produced at the Court of Benin, Warrior Chief and Junior Court Official, were among the works removed from the Royal Palace in 1897 during the British military occupation of Benin.