9–15 February 2021

Kehinde Wiley features in ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’

Kehinde Wiley features in HBO documentary ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’. The feature-length documentary film focuses on artist, art historian and curator David Driskell, who championed African-American artists in the landmark survey, ‘Two Centuries of Black American Art’ held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976. Assembled from interviews with artists, curators and scholars ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ features some of the foremost Black visual artists of today’s contemporary art world. Among the artists highlighted are Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley.

‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ debuted on HBO Tuesday 9 February and is available to watch on demand in the USA until Wednesday 15 March.


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