I am pleased to announce the publication of an essay that I wrote in 2004–sixteen years later.
The journal is the INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART.
The essay, on the work of Bing Davis, is titled “Flying Back Home.” I describe Mr. Davis as an “Afronaut.”
I did not use the term “Afrofuturism,” because that term was not even in theoretical usage at that time.
The special issue is edited by Michael Harris.
Here is the press release of the IRAAA:
AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS: Seeing Black and Blues Pt 2
In this special issue of the International Review of African American Art, Michael D. Michael Harris delves into the legacy of the late artist and art collector Camille Billops. Melanee Harvey examines the tradition of Stained Glass art in African American religion. Margaret Rose Vendryes chronicles John T. Scott’s interdisciplinary career in the pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina periods. And Moyo Okediji explores Willis Bing Davis’ “Ancestral Spirit Dance” series as a spiritual transport for viewers’ imaginations.
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