Saturday Feb 25th, 2012 – Saturday Mar 10th, 2012
California State University Northridge
Fantastic Blackness is a bold and engaging exhibit of an insurgent and growing movement of independent black comic book writers and artists.
On display are images that remake, recreate, remap and in many instances revolutionize how the black body (male and female) is seen, consumed, contextualized, enjoyed, feared, desired and thought about. Presented for your enjoyment and contemplation are depictions of enchantingly uncanny and beautifully strange black folk traversing odd worlds and familiar spaces as they sing the body electric in Afrofuturistic depictions that re-imagine the black experience in American society.
Curator: Adilifu Nama, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Executive Artist Liason: John Jennings, artist, designer and Associate Professor in Visual Studies at University of Buffalo (SUNY)