Spring brings all sorts of reasons to be out and about: openings, fundraisers, festivals, and art fairs. Top on my list is the exhibition no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria.
There are so many reasons to celebrate Colored Criticism as we close out 2022! Our community continues to grow and connect people of color in the arts, as well as allied supporters.
I get the feeling that everyone is sneaking away based on the out of office messages and Instagram feeds from this month. Folks are taking some time off, whether it’s a staycation, long weekend, or a long-overdue trip abroad.
Carnival season is unfolding in the Americas – but it’s more than just a party. These communities have banded together to create something out of nothing through mutual aid. Isn’t that the definition of art?
It’s all about the Black moms. Cool art moms Faith Ringgold and Emma Amos have been celebrated in recent retrospectives. As I read more about both, their imprint on following generations is as striking as their work.
Colored Criticism is celebrating our 5+1 Birthday! That means that we’ve worked through five years and one pandemic to center people of color in the arts. So this year, we’re looking back and dreaming forward.
It seemed like we might not make it to another season of celebration, but we’re here for Juneteenth and Pride. From city streets to county fairs, our communities are coming alive, with parties open to all.
We stand in active support of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This month is designated to celebrate AAPI culture, but is overshadowed by hate crimes. These communities deserve safety and respect, as all of our nation does.
The failed Capitol coup isn’t a break in our reality, it’s a continuation of our history. But a revisionist approach to art history makes the sight of white violence unbelievable even in real time.
Perception is a tricky thing. What seems reasonable or fashionable one minute can appear out-of-touch the next. I’ve watched with amazement and a fair amount of skepticism as our country’s perceptions changed over the summer.