Afro-Atlantic Histories is a colossal and panoramic collection of more than 400 works by more than 200 artists from Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as Europe, from the 16th to the 21st century that expresses and analyzes the ebbs and flows of a geography lacking precise borders, a fluid field where African experiences invade and occupy other nations, territories, and cultures.
Named one of the best books of 2021 by Artforum, Afro-Atlantic Histories is a much-needed feast of images and ideas, an education spanning centuries and involving millions of people. It is both fiction and nonfiction, personal, political, economic, and cultural, and even mythological.
Artists include: Nina Chanel Abney, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Emanoel Araujo, Maria Auxiliadora, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Paul Cézanne, Victoria Santa Cruz, Beauford Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Melvin Edwards, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Ben Enwonwu, Ellen Gallagher, Theodore Géricault, Barkley Hendricks, William Henry Jones, Loïs Mailou Jones, Titus Kaphar, Wifredo Lam, Norman Lewis, Ibrahim Mahama, Edna Manley, Archibald Motley, Abdias Nascimento, Gilberto de la Nuez, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Dalton Paula, Rosana Paulino, Howardena Pindell, Heitor dos Prazeres, Joshua Reynolds, Faith Ringgold, Gerard Sekoto, Alma Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Rubem Valentim, Kara Walker and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
DelMonico Books/Museu de Arte de São Paulo
December 7, 2021
8.27 x 10.75 inches