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  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:History / Contemporary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:172
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798985250305


The Black Artivism Capsule

by Nakia A. Booker

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MMXX: The Black Artivism Capule is a coffee table art book that features Black artists, Black art galleries, and their expression of the culture during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020; it is a collection of art that imitates life. With full-color photos, paintings, lyrics, and poems, this particular galleria is a historian's dream. An art lover's dream. An American dream, realized.
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."
About the author
Nakia Booker is a cultural advocate and believes that art can be an outlet completely unbound by time or space. Her grandfather introduced her via his part-time work as a multimedia artist. As an adult, Nakia co-found Music Addikts (a music promotion and social group), and has had vast experience in event planning--leading to her partnerships with diverse organizations such as the Dallas Museum of Arts and Homme Gallery in D.C. Nakia holds a Masters in Mass Communications from Southern University and A&M College and is the founder and creator of The Kreadiv Group. When she isn't curating art, she is searching for new music, traveling, or looking for a new adventure.

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