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The Black Aesthetic

A Talk with The Black Aesthetic

Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

The Black Aesthetic is an Oakland-based artist collective of artists, writers, filmmakers and designers who curate film screenings and publish a journal of essays about black film and culture.

Jamal Batts
Ryanaustin Dennis
Malika "Ra" Imhotep
Zoé Samudzi
Leila Weefur

The Black Aesthetic is a creative organization, whose mission is to curate and assemble both a collective and distinct understanding of Black visual culture. We post the question: What is the Black aesthetic sensibility and what does it look like to you?

By working with artists, writers, filmmakers and designers, we cultivate work that asks our audience to consider their relationship to Black art. Based in Oakland, we are invested in developing a community who will participate and engage with our mission. When you support The Black Aesthetic, you are actively supporting a network of Black Artists. Through film screenings, publications and product development, we want to add to a growing collection of artistic visions that are grounded in place, body, lived-experience and are responsive to its respective environment.