‘DECADE OF THE DIASPORA’ TALKS BLACK ART WITH MALIK AND KAREN SENEFERU!
On Thursday, October 29, Professor David Horne’s ‘Decade of the Diaspora’ continues its ongoing discussion about the state of Black Art with two engaging California based artists Malik and Karen Seneferu!
Several weeks ago, ’Decades’ launched a discussion about the state of wellness of Black Art with a particular spotlight on Black Art in California. This show continues that discussion.
Malik Seneferu is arguably one of the most prolific Black artists of this period. Still quite a young man, Malik has crafted over 1000 pieces of original searing art! Painter, muralist, draughtsman, Malik’s work has taken him to South Africa, to Kenya, to Haiti. He is a vibrant fixture among Black artists in Northern California.
(Alchemist-scholar Malik Seneferu presented a sneak peak of his most recent exhibition of artwork entitled “Homecoming” at the African American Art and Cultural Complex in San Francisco, CA on October 15, 2015. The exhibition will run through January 2016)
He is the founder of Áesthetic Ascension, an art social network.
Karen Seneferu is a marvelous teaching artist. Teaching English at Berkeley City College, Karen invented a creative, empowering approach to ‘artistically teaching English’ that she calls Take Flight, a culturally centered, critical thinking approach that allows students to overcome fear and anxiety in asserting themselves through language. She recently has also engendered a new art form that she calls Technokisi. An internally driven mirror art approach inspired by the Nkisi of the 16th century Congo basin, this art form uses new visual technology to challenge the subject to look internally at their external structure to find beauty, definition, meaning, place and healing.
“From their smiles to their styles, this power couple are an important accessible and inspirational example of the wellness possibilities of Black Art at this very historical moment,” says Kymberly S. Newberry, the show’s co-host and Cultural Ambassador.
“We are delighted being words to have them with us to continue this important conversation and village reconstruction,” she finished.
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