Exhibitions

A photo of a gallery exhibition featuring multiple projected videos on white screens, plus a carpeted viewing area in the middle of an otherwise dark room.

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Exhibition

Terence Nance: Swarm

Filmmaker, writer, actor, and musician Terence Nance’s first solo exhibition will shed light on his interdisciplinary film and media work including Random Acts of Flyness—the Peabody Award-winning HBO series that examines contemporary Black life in America—and semi-animated feature film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. This exhibition is curated by Maori Karmael Holmes, Chief Executive & Artistic Officer of BlackStar Projects.

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Exhibition

Revival!

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) and BlackStar are proud to present Revival!, an audio-visual meditation celebrating the visual and sonic culture of shared Black spiritual experience.

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Exhibition

Assemblage

In an attempt to disrupt notions of principality and authorship, Assemblage is interested in works created collectively.

A photo of a gallery exhibition featuring multiple projected videos on white screens, plus a carpeted viewing area in the middle of an otherwise dark room.
Exhibition

Lossless

Lossless is an exploration of Black and Brown bodies as a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage, and personhood are imagined and re-constructed.

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Exhibition

The Agitators

The Agitators is a photo exhibit that celebrates five years of BlackStar with 15 portraits of filmmakers, scholars, and cultural workers whose creative work and support have contributed to shaping the festival.


Spotlight

Seen is a journal of film and visual culture focused on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities globally, published by BlackStar Projects twice each calendar year. Issue 003, guest edited by Darol Olu Kae, is out now.

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