What does it mean to be black and alive right now?
Kimberly Drew is a writer, independent curator, and activist. Her career in the art world began nearly a decade ago when she founded the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art after an internship at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Drew recently left her role as social media manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to pursue writing full time. Jenna Wortham is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, where she covers the intersection of popular culture and technology. She also co-hosts the popular "Still Processing" podcast with Wesley Morris for The New York Times.
"A dynamic mixed-media exhibition of Black creativity and culture .
. . The work is vivid, juicy, thick--as fecund as all of Black
culture--and equal parts anthology, scrapbook, and art xhibition.
The editors and contributors make clear the 'infinite'" nature of
Blackness via more than 500 crammed pages of essays, art,
interviews, and ephemera. . . . A must-own compendium illustrating
the richness, joy, and power of the modern Black
"An intriguing and beautiful book meant to inspire . . . Punctuated throughout with photography and other artwork and using vibrant colors smartly, the book is as interesting visually as intellectually. In their introduction, the editors state that one of their intentions with this book 'is to encourage readers to follow their interests into a deep warren of rabbit holes and discoveries.' They succeed; every reader will engage with this work differently, and will be able to come back to it again and again for inspiration."--Booklist (starred review) "[A] multifaceted and visually arresting anthology of essays, poems, and art . . . Bold graphics, vibrant artwork in a plethora of styles and media, and contributions from activists, scholars, and journalists across a wide range of experiences and perspectives showcase the multidimensionality of Black voices in America. This unique and imaginative work issues a powerful call for justice, equality, and inclusion."--Publishers Weekly