In an exclusive interview, the influential designer speaks about her artistic collaborations with Liz Johnson Artur, Tyler Mitchell, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya—and how she uses images to salute the past and imagine the future.
Drawing inspiration from history, legend, and speculative fiction, artists grapple with the legacy of slavery and colonial empire—and conjure images of the “Black fantastic.”
Working with archival imagery or deftly staged portraits, an array of artists lay bare the sinister underpinnings of white respectability.
Liz Johnson Artur’s intimate workbooks honor communities across the African diaspora.
Fall 2022, “The Seventieth Anniversary Issue”