BLACK WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE (MARCH 2019)
Our first catalog is now available!
Featuring an essay by alea adigweme, Shawné Michaelain Holloway’s “Images in Translation: Experiments in Intermedia,” and documentation of the work the 11 Center for Afrofuturist Studies 2016-17 artists-in-residence.
$15 includes media mail shipping + all proceeds go to support future CAS programs!
CAS artist Kat Reynolds' public art banner installed in Iowa City
2017 CAS artist-in-residence Katherine Simóne Reynolds created this image which is installed as a 11'x16' public art banner in downtown Iowa City on the north side of the Wesley Student Center building, beginning in late April 2018. The piece is titled Browns and Nudes and is viewable from the intersection of Market and Dubuque Streets.
"Browns and Nudes is reflecting upon the language used to describe colors of brown and nude lipsticks found in the beauty aisle. This piece explores the complicated relationship that Black women have with being included in the “beauty” part of the beauty industry." -Kat Reynolds
"The Center for Afrofuturist Studies welcomed the interdisciplinary artist Katherine Simóne Reynolds in 2017, its second year of artist residencies. Reynolds' photographic work imagines the black figures it portrays with aesthetic attention, care, and esteem. In Browns and Nudes, Reynolds explores the mythology of the social standard of beauty while celebrating Black women's magnificence." -Anaïs Duplan
2017 CAS Residency: ECOLOGIES
The CAS 2017 Residency Program is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.
2016 CAS Residencies
Fall 2016 CAS residencies (Franklin, Eregbu, Cain, and Nance) were supported by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Iowa City Public Art Program
The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Curated by Anaïs Duplan, the CAS hosts visiting artists and artists-in-residence and produces lectures, workshops, public forums, and exhibitions on the intersections of race, technology, and the diaspora.