“Riffs & Relations,” a book we designed for Rizzoli Publishing, received the fifth Annual James A. Porter & David C. Driskell Book Award from the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland.
Roger Tucker III, a good friend of HvAD and principal of Tucker Contemporary Art, shared images with us of photographer Frank Stewart, whose work is included in the book, on a visit reviewing the book.
April marks the opening of the new museum at Oklahoma Contemporary, designed by Rand Elliott Architects. We developed collateral and environmental graphics for its two inaugural exhibitions, “Bright Golden Haze” and “Shadow on the Glare”, and are currently working on the accompanying publication.
Henk visited the new space while under construction and met up with curator, Jennifer Scanlan, and curatorial fellow, Pablo Berrara, while planning the environmental graphics.
The FotoFest 2020 Biennial held it's opening night on March 7th at the Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX. Although many of the planned events for the following months were postponed, canceled, or adapted for remote participation due to the pandemic, the opening night celebration had a great turnout. This year's biennial, African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other, examines the complex relationships between contemporary life in Africa, the African diaspora, and global histories of colonialism, photography, and rights and representation.
Photos documenting the night are from the Fotofest Instagram account.