According to Aristotle- ” The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. HBO Max dropped a new original documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light illuminates the contribution that Black artists have made to American culture.
Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art.”
The documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light released on February 9, 2021.
From the director of Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, Sam Pollard portray the work of black American Art. Watch the beautiful black art through the documentary.
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What is the plot of the documentary?
According to the official synopsis on HBO Max-“The film shines a light on the extraordinary impact of Driskell’s exhibit on generations of Black artists. He have staked a claim on their rightful place within the 21st-Century art world.”
The documentary depicts the introduction to the work of new generation artists who made a contribution of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world.
Black Art look at Black American Art and representation using David Driskell’s landmark Two centuries of Black American Art exhibition as a framing device.
Director Sam Pollard shares experience in working in documentary was a wonderful experience. He fortunate enough to interact with some of the most talented African American artists of the 21st century. It was their lasting and impactful experience to work as a filmmaker.
Through the documentary, director Sam Pollard introduces the art of black history. He builds an opportunity for more younger black aspiring generation artists to come forward and made their contribution.
What the cast of the documentary?
Black Art: In the Absence of Light includes interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians, along with interviews from a new generation of working African American curators and artists.
It includes Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, and Carrie Mae Weems, etc. The documentary consists of the new generation of black artists who created magic through their paintings.
Where to watch the documentary film?
Catch Black Art: In the Absence of Light on the HBO Max. Get an active subscription and the new installment of drama is available for a watch every week. The subscription plan is currently $14.99per month plus applicable taxes.