The Black Era

Milano - 28/10/2021 : 28/11/2021

Mostra collettiva.


  • Indirizzo: Viale Stelvio 66 (entrata da via Valtellina angolo viale Stelvio) - Milano - Lombardia
  • Quando: dal 28/10/2021 - al 28/11/2021
  • Vernissage: 28/10/2021 ore 14
  • Generi: arte contemporanea, collettiva

Comunicato stampa

Black is central.
Black and white paintings, black and white photographs, black and white texts.
Black and white as polar opposite, black and white as indissoluble pair.
White without black cannot exists.
There’s no dark without light.
There’s no day without night.
Black as backdrop, black as fulcrum.
Black as metaphor.
Black as culture, black as identity, black as color,
Black as visceral and necessary critique,
Black as understanding of race, black as experience,
Black as exclusion and inclusion.
Black as history, black as present

Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition THE BLACK ERA in the space of the Milanese gallery.
This monumental exhibition will be a dialogue between five artists, some Africans and some Afro-Americans, focused on the use of blackness as an allusion to an anticipatory artistic model able to destroy the patterns. Through the extremism in their artistic practices, subvert the system and open new directions for the future of art.
In this exhibition we want to underline how contemporary artists are approaching this Black Era. How they represent this time and how they deal with the present and the past, reconstructing a new system of knowledge, how they complicate the ancient system.
How they want to overthrow the paradigms and complicate them to allow the human being to be more critical, more attentive, more thoughtful about a possible unpredictable and reinvented future.
In the present days, we are still submerged by different way of reacting to black, the history brings weights and implications over it. The artists in this exhibition takes upon their shoulders this past to rewrite and overwrite clichés, assumptions, cultural inheritance and privileges to reconfigure a new imagery with a new way of thinking.

Featured Artists:

Joël Andrianomearisoa
Abdoulaye Konaté
Theaster Gates
Gary Simmons
Rashid Johnson