MMXX: The Black Artivism Capsule is a curated collection of art made by Black creatives worldwide during the 2020 pandemic.
Exploring art by photographers, painters, illustrators, and other creatives, this debut coffee table art book freezes a moment in time when Black people were globally shook to their cores. This project allows Black people to define themselves in order to paint a full spectrum of the Black experience during civil unrest, health crises, and beacons of hope for the future.
Curated by Nakia A. Booker, MMXX: The Black Artivism Capsule includes powerful pieces from artists such as Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne, Ashley Nesmith, Khalid Thompson, and the late Crystal Kirk.
Not only does the publication feature art, but it, in itself, is a thing of beauty as well. Dr. Monique Wells says that "the layout is simply magnificent." Sovereign Noir Publications calls it a "necessary part of cultural identity that allows Black people to speak for themselves as artists, creatives, and human beings who, unfortunately, have a history of being silenced and murdered when speaking their truths."