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'baby boy' curated by Black Radical Imagination

  • Location : Transmission
  • Date : Saturday, 11 November - Saturday, 16 December
  • Time : 11am-5pm, Tues-Sat
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Using films Baby Boy (2001) by John Singleton and Moonlight (2016) by Barry Jenkins as cinematic bookends, baby boy is a exhibition curated by Black Radical Imagination that explores the multitudes of Black-American malehood in the 21st century. Posing the questions, How has the stereotypical singularity of Black malehood become a multiplicity that is representative and inclusive of queer folks expanded our ideas of love and liberation? and what can we piece together in highlighting two “golden ages” of Black cinema and what their narratives suggest of the political and cultural state of America? The exhibition features works by Brandon Coley Cox in collaboration with Aaron Fowler, Christopher Harris, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Finas Townsend III and Jamilah Sabur.


Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the Diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision of post-modern society through the state of current black culture. An artistic movement and school of thought, Black Radical Imagination focuses on aesthetics of futurism, surrealism, and the magnificent through the context of cinema.


Amir George is a motion picture artist and film programmer based in Chicago. Amir creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. His motion picture work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. Amir was founding programmer of Black Cinema House, a residential cinema space on Chicago’s south side in addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization.

Erin Christovale is the Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She is the curator of Black Radical Imagination with Amir George, which has screened both nationally and internationally in spaces such as MoMA PS1, MOCA Los Angeles, and the Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco. Exhibitions include a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Memoirs of A Watermelon Woman (2016) and A Subtle Likeness (2016) at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, and S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom (2016) at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. She is currently organizing the 28th anniversary of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS with Vivian Crockett as part of Visual AIDS’ longstanding project, A Day With(Out) Art and Made in L.A. 2018 with Anne Ellegood at the Hammer Museum.


EVENTS (more details tba):


 - with a performance by Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

AFTERPARTY with Artist Moving Image Festival, The Old Hairdressers,  Sat 11 NOV @ 9PM-1AM

 -AMIF and Transmission will be hosting an afterparty upstairs at the Old Hairdressers, with food from Banana Leaf and music from DJ Sarra Wild until 1am. All welcome – see you there!

Curator's Talk with Amir George - Date tbc



-with performances by Drag King Cole and Izzy Aman (PECS: The Drag Kings Collective)


Further details will be added as the programme evolves. 


image: work by Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Event Programme:

Curator's Talk: Amir George


24/11/2017 @ 6.30pm