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10 Contemporary Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know12/04/2014
Mickalene Thomas, "Din Une Tres Belle Negresse 2," 2011 by Nneka M. Okona Carving out a space for themselves, their voic...
Mickalene Thomas, "Din Une Tres Belle Negresse 2," 2011
by Nneka M. Okona
Carving out a space for themselves, their voices, their stories, their dedication to the craft of visual arts, this group of Black women, with varied interests and backgrounds, almost make it look effortless. These 10 brilliant Black women use their gifts and the allure of their artistry to explore a vast amount of subjects, issues and themes — sexuality, race, femininity, gender, history. And they do so in interesting, innovative ways.
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Nneka M. Okona is a writer based in Washington, DC. Visit her blog, www.afrosypaella.com, her website, about.me/nnekaokona or follow her tweets, @NisforNneka.