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TBWIG: Assembly of Gods
Aug
23
to Jan 4

TBWIG: Assembly of Gods

  • African American Art and Culture Complex: Activism Alley & Hall of Culture 3rd Floor (map)
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For the first time at the first space The Black Woman Is God exhibited, the African American Cultural Complex will be Black male artists answering what it means to define Black women as Gods. 25 Black men from Northern and Southern California will enter into this conversation to give their visual perspective of this topic. Some of the luminaries are Charles Bibbs, Joe Sam, The Arthur Wright, and Malik Seneferu.

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TBWIG: Assembly of Gods at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery
Oct
5
to Oct 28

TBWIG: Assembly of Gods at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery

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The acclaimed exhibition, The Black Woman is God: The Assembly of Gods (#TBWIG), has found home at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery. Celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form, #TBWIG features 9 intergenerational, international Black women artists: KaliMa Amilak, Alexa Christine Burrell, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Michaela Pilar Brown, Ashara Ekundayo, Angela Hennessey, Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Rosalind McGary, Gabrielle Tesfaye. 
The Black Woman is God, originally curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green is an exhibition, and a movement-building platform that explores the intersections of race and gender, dismantling racist and patriarchal notions that devalue Black women’s contributions to society. This year, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery is one of three Oakland galleries with satellite shows for The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods. #TBWIG #Oakland#BlackArt #BlackWomen #BlackWomensArt

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The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods
Sep
20
to Oct 30

The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods

  • African American Art and Culture Complex: Sargent Johnson Gallery, 1st Floor (map)
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The Black Woman is God: Assembly of the Gods Tech Show in the Sargent Johnson Gallery will feature art as technology, spirituality as technology, technology as art. The exhibiting artist  created video, sculpture, paintings,  photography and dolls with the mission to represent the Black Woman as God.

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TBWIG: Assembly of Gods at Betti Ono Gallery: Artist Talk
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

TBWIG: Assembly of Gods at Betti Ono Gallery: Artist Talk

An artist talk and workshop moderated by the Black Female Project and The Black Woman Is God artists will present Black women artists and academics talking about the challenges of being artists and scholars in the workforce. The workshop will have others observe the conversation of those who coming up with strategies as forms of healing.

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The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods
Aug
30
to Oct 2

The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods

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SOMArts is proud to present The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods, a multidisciplinary exhibition with free admission from August 30–October 2, 2018, celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 50 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new media, and photography create new myths to challenge Eurocentric notions of God.

Now in its third year at SOMArts, the exhibition’s theme represents the various spiritual traditions of the African diaspora that encourage members of the Black community to claim their own divinity. The exhibition uplifts and makes visible the multiplicity of Black art, culture and spirituality.

Opening with a free public reception on Thursday, August 30, 6–10pmThe Black Woman is God presents a Crowns and Gowns procession that will reveal beauty as a site of resistance to annihilation.

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TBWIG: Assembly of Gods at Betti Ono Gallery
Aug
25
to Sep 29

TBWIG: Assembly of Gods at Betti Ono Gallery

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An artist talk and workshop moderated by the Black Female Project and The Black Woman Is God artists will present Black women artists and academics talking about the challenges of being artists and scholars in the workforce. The workshop will have others observe the conversation of those who coming up with strategies as forms of healing.

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The Black Woman is God Presents 'A Sacred Beautiful' Natural Heritage Hair: An African Diasporan Photo Exposé
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Black Woman is God Presents 'A Sacred Beautiful' Natural Heritage Hair: An African Diasporan Photo Exposé

Creating exquisite Diasporan textural imagery, AmiLak and Tho, aspirational photographers, and Mcgillvery, Natural Hair Movement designers embody Ma’atian cultural consciousness, and are paradigm shape-shifters. In essence, these new-day shape-shifters embrace visionary sensibilities, and illuminate the acceptability of presenting diverse ways of existing in the world. Curator, Chartrand posits that the underlying inspiration for A Sacred Beautiful exhibition was inspired by curatorial research of the "reclamation of our hair-itage," the global African Diasporan Natural Hair Movement - birthed in the 20th century, and to bring attention to the dreadful Louisianan 1786 Tignon Law.

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