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The Art Issue 2023

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Arts Center Art of Transformation Ten North Group presents fine art from the African Diaspora and highlights Black scholars in a series of programming. Unlocking the Diversity of African Diasporic Art and Culture Join us for an extraordinary cultural journey during Miami Art Week at the much-anticipated event, “Art of Transformation 2023 AFRICA GLOBAL.” Presented by Ten North Group, this annual extravaganza invites art enthusiasts, scholars, and the community at large to delve into the vibrant tapestry of African Diasporic communities and their diverse experiences. Art of Transformation 2023 AFRICA GLOBAL is a week-long celebration that explores the ever-evolving landscape of African and African Diaspora contemporary art. This immersive experience features an array of captivating exhibitions, enlightening panel discussions, mesmerizing performances, and thought-provoking film projections. Here’s what you can expect: Exhibitions Fragmented Worlds / Coherent Lives (Dec 6 - Feb 28) Explore the complexities of identity and history as artists weave narratives that challenge conventional notions of Africa today. Cartographies of Displacement / Cartografías del Desplazamiento (Dec 6 - 10) Dive into the world of Puerto Rican artists reflecting on displacement and its profound impacts on our lives. Garden of Humanity (Dec 6 - June 30) Marvel at two stunning sculptures, “Yemaya” and “The Cedar Men,” each carrying a unique story of heritage and history. New Acquisitions: The Ségou Collection (I’ve Known Rivers) (Dec 6 - 10) Witness the power of African artists as they respond to the challenges facing their continent through artistry and autonomy. Required Reading: Art in Public Places (Dec 6 - 10) Embrace the diversity of African and African Diaspora literature and art, challenging ignorance and championing knowledge. Programming Events Afro-Cuban Dance Performance (Dec. 3) Be captivated by the rhythms and movements of the Ile Ife Dance Company. Landscape Noir (Dec. 4) Engage in a conversation on combating gentrification, preserving culture, and creating a brighter future. Performances & Voguing Workshop (Dec. 8) Unleash your inner creativity with an Afro-Caribbean artist and dancer. Panel Discussion and Feature Film (Dec. 9) Join curator Tumelo Mosaka for a thought-provoking discussion followed by a moving film on themes of grief, identity, colonialism, and gender. Immerse yourself in the world of art, culture, and identity at “Art of Transformation 2023 AFRICA GLOBAL.” This event promises to be an unforgettable experience that celebrates the richness of the African Diaspora. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this cultural exploration during Miami Art Week. Event Highlights December 3 - 10 Location Opa-Locka, Florida Online

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