Still Here: The Cosmology of Black Resilience An Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition

Still Here: The Cosmology of Black Resilience An Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition

Still Here: The Cosmology of Black Resilience An Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition

CURATOR’S STATEMENT

We come together as Black artists to acknowledge our place in the African continuum as flesh, blood, and spirit. Looking at the past, present, and future, our work asks the maker and the viewer, “What does it mean to be Black and resilient?” We improvise to survive. We improvise to thrive. This is how we understand our place in the cosmos.

Ebony Iman Dallas, Afrikanation Artists Organization
Marie Casimir, Djaspora Productions

Featuring visual Artists

  • Amena Butler
  • Ebony Iman Dallas
  • Florine Démosthène
  • Gay Pasley
  • Ronna Pernell
  • Musah Swallah
  • Suzanne Thomas

Featuring Performance Artists

  • Tony Brinkley
  • Marie Casimir
  • Changing FReQuencies
  • Grace Franklin
  • Gay Pasley
  • J’aime Griffith
Afrikanation Artists Organization (AAOU) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, founded by Ebony Iman Dallas. AAOU was founded in January 2011 on a mission to connect diverse populations in Africa and the US through arts education, building a professional artist network, and community advocacy and outreach.
 
Founded in 2016 by Marie Casimir, Djaspora Productions is a company that creates and produces performance, interdisciplinary projects, and cultural gatherings that promote exchange between BIPOC artists both locally and globally. In the process of making and sharing art & culture, we hope to connect all who are willing to gather in a shared experience.