Afrovisualism: An Introduction to the Black Continuums
The ICA Shop presents a lecture on the practice of Afrovisualism by graphic designer, curator, writer, and researcher Justin Smith. The lecture will map a constellation of topics relating to Black culture and media, and will be followed by a Q + A session.
ABOUT JUSTIN SMITH
Justin Smith is a graphic designer, curator, writer, and researcher from Richmond, VA. He is the founder and curator of Afrovisualism – his platform, brand, and practice on Black visual culture where he contextualizes the advancement of Black creative expression and study of Black aesthetic continuums. Justin coined and theorized The Black Visual, Sonic, and Popular Cultural Continuums as a way to establish his Afrovisualist language, realms of thought, visual processes and frames of reference. His crate-digging research practice is a total embodiment and seamless immersion into sampling black aesthetic continuum, timelines and chronologies. By design he constellates frameworks of Black aesthetic formulations in a harmonious arrangement of visual essays, collages, and moodboards.