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An Evening of Purpose (VIP Opening)
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Looking for a way to give back? Look no further than the AfriKin Scholarship fund! By attending AfriKin Art Fair VIP opening, you can help local South Florida students further their education in the arts. This signature event takes place during Miami Art Week/Art Basel Miami Beach and is the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation and fundraising by the AfriKin Foundation.
The “Evening of Purpose” is more than a VIP Opening – it’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people in our community. For each artwork sold, part of the proceeds will go towards funding scholarships for students pursuing careers in the arts. How gratifying it is to be socially responsible in making a difference. Together, we can help local youth pursue their passions and build a brighter future for us all.
AfriKin Talks: The Erasure of Black Knowledge
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Florida’s recent banning of Black books has raised concerns not just in the state but across the nation and globally. This seemingly singular decision has ignited memories of historical tragedies, like the burning of libraries and institutions that held the wealth of Black knowledge. It brings to the forefront a debate about preserving the essence and truth of Black history, culture, and perspectives.
This panel discussion aims to examine the implications of this erasure, its impact on future generations, and to strategize on how artists and art platforms can intervene. Being at the forefront of culture, arts have the unique power to instigate change, challenge narratives, and rally communities.
AfriKin Talks recognizes that the erasure of Black knowledge isn’t just a Florida issue; it is a global concern. This panel is a reminder of the power art has in shaping, preserving, and disseminating narratives. We are not just fighting against the erasure of Black knowledge but for the continued enlightenment of generations to come. It is a duty we all bear. Let this discussion serve as a starting point to not only condemn such actions but to actively work towards a future where Black knowledge is revered, preserved, and shared widely.
AfriKin Talk: The Ingenuity and Promise of Global Africa
Date: Friday, December 8, 2023 | 7 pm
As part of Miami Art Week, we are hosting a pivotal dialogue titled “Bridging Histories, Crafting Futures: The Ingenuity and Promise of Global Africa.” This event aims to connect thinkers, scholars, community leaders, and young entrepreneurs from across the African diaspora and the continent, offering a platform to discuss the past, present, and envisioned future of our interconnected communities.
AfriKin Fashion: Echoes of the Ancestors, Visions of the Digital Horizon
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 7 pm
Step into a world where ancestral whispers meet tomorrow’s dreams. This year’s AfriKin Art Fair fashion runway event, titled “Echoes of the Ancestors, Visions of the Digital Horizon,” offers a mesmerizing tableau, juxtaposing the profound depth of traditional African art with the avant-garde flair of artificial intelligence. Immerse yourself in silhouettes, patterns, and designs that echo the pulsating rhythm of Global Africa, enriched by AI-enhancements that add a touch of futuristic allure. More than a mere fashion showcase, this runway weaves a tale of timeless heritage and pioneering innovation, an ode to the beauty of our past and the brilliance of our future. Embark on this spellbinding voyage, where the age-old roots of African ethos and the futuristic wings of AI meld in a captivating symphony of style and story.
AfriKin Art: The Beauty and Brilliance of Global Africa
This exhibition explores the intriguing blend of Afrofuturism and traditional African aesthetics, weaving an innovative tapestry of alternate realities that challenge conventional perceptions of African history and culture. It blends the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and African fine art, creating a rich platform to explore the intricate bond between these two worlds, a journey that elucidates the impact and implications of this fusion on the future of African artistic expression.
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Miami’s Contemporary Africana Art Fair: Celebrating the Beauty and Brilliance of Global Africa.
The new face of African art – fusing tradition and technology at the next frontier of art and AI
Miami Art Week 2023.
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Showcasing a plethora of international artists, designers, performers, and scholars, AfriKin Art 2023 aims to illustrate the influence of ancient Africa on various visual and performing artists and how AI promises to democratize the art world. The exhibition seeks to redefine notions of beauty and assign greater value to the brilliance of Global Africa.
The aim of AfriKin Art 2023 is to stimulate conversations among those committed to finding solutions for underserved communities, and those eager to acquire knowledge on how to aid others and willing to extend their help. This exhibition seeks to acknowledge and raise awareness about our interdependent world and the essential role of art and technology in it. AfriKin works as a bridge connecting Continental Africa and the Diaspora, emphasizing that our commonalities outweigh our differences.
AfriKin Art 2023, while an art fair, is fundamentally a celebration of the fusion of art, technology, and society. It encourages strategic partnerships and sustainable collaborations within the cultural industry, leading us all on a journey of discovery through art history and the next frontier of Art and AI.
This exhibition is more than a display of art; it is an engaging narrative of progress, a testament to resilience, and a demonstration of the power of convergence. It’s about recognizing the strength in our diversity and the remarkable potential that lies at the intersection of art, technology, and social change.
Through AfriKin Art 2023, we aspire to create a space that resonates with hope, inspires action, and encourages a deeper understanding of the transformative potential of the blend of AI and African art. The AfriKin Art Fair is a testament to the compelling visual symphony that African fine art represents.
AfriKin practices utilizing art and cultural experiences for interconnection and the creation of sustainable ecosystems. As a curator of global content, AfriKin fuses fine art and cultural programming for civic and community engagement.
The future of AfriKin is the creation of an interconnected platform that integrates global art forms with AfriKin becoming the hub for what is “next” in African and Black art.
AfriKin promotes and celebrates the culture, history and artistic expression of Global Africa’s communities. To achieve this, we have implemented a variety of visual and performance arts programs that have had a profound impact on the communities we serve.
Through our “Artist in Residence” program, local artists are given the opportunity to create and showcase their work in the community. The program has been a great success, as it has given local artists an outlet to express themselves and has also provided a platform for the community to come together and appreciate the work of their local artists.
In addition, we have hosted a variety of events and workshops for the community. These events and workshops are designed to bring the community together and to foster a sense of pride, unity and understanding. For example, the “AfriKin Art” events, brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore the connections of Global Africa’s cultures through the arts.
Never mistake the map for the territory. –– A people’s art is the genesis of their freedom.