Miami’s Contemporary Africana Art Fair AfriKin Art – The Beautyful Ones Are (Noch) Born during Art Basel/Miami 2022 – 71Bait

Appreciate the beauty of creation that exists here, now and in the future. . .

MIAMI, FLA., UNITED STATES, Nov. 25, 2022 / — International Black artists, creatives and scholars come together during Miami Art Week to share their power and impact on education, celebration and
The abolition of neocolonialism in the art market

Visitors to Miami Art Week 2022 will be introduced to some of the major figures in African contemporary art and the vitality of the Black art scene with AfriKin Art 2022 – opening with private VIP preview on Wednesday 30 November and closing on Sunday 4 December – Hours of operation are 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Maison AfriKin, 318 NE 80th Terrace., Miami, FL 33138

AfriKin Art 2022 features a solid lineup of international artists, creatives, performers and scholars whose works will be presented within concepts centered around the 1968 novel The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah. The novel explores how its protagonist maintained his integrity amidst the darkness of compromise and corruption, and his observation of how individuals, families and communities failed to denounce the greed and corruption marked as genetically African when faced with similar tests. AfriKin Art 2022 rereads the novel by examining contemporary issues affecting the global world in general, considering Africa and the African diaspora in particular.

AfriKin Art 2022: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Born Yet dropped a line through the “not yet” in its title to highlight those who are actually born and the authenticity and power of these creators and innovators. Though often unrecognized, the “beauties” are present – here and now, influencing what comes next. The artists gathered in this exhibition have defied the disadvantages of being different and are writing art history.

Exhibiting artists include: Doba Afolabi – Nigeria / Greg Bailey – Jamaica / Kimani Bedford – Jamaica / Aisha Tandiwe Bell – USA / John Campbell – Jamaica / George Camille – Seychelles / Maximo Camineiro – Dominican Republic / Camille Chedda – Jamaica / Katrina Coombs – Jamaica / Viyé Diba – Senegal / Philippe Dodard – Haiti / Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy – Cuba / George Edozie – Nigeria / Angéle Essamba Etoundi – Cameroon, Netherlands / Yrneh Gabon – Jamaica / Joaquin Gonzalez – Spain / Bayunga Kalieuka – Congo / Saddi Khali – USA / Siriki Ky – Burkina Faso / Peter Wayne Lewis – Jamaica, USA / Jude Papaloko Thegenus – Haiti / Obinna Makata – Nigeria / Bryan McFarlane – Jamaica, USA / Ricardo Lion Molina – Cuba / Ras Mosera – Sint Maarten / Christina Nicola – USA / Johnson Obidi – Nigeria / Rita Obidi – Nigeria / Adonis Parker – USA / Omari Ra – Jamaica / Oneika Russell – Jamaica / Carlos Salas – Colombia / Beverly Sealey – Trinidad and Tobago / SHENEQUA – USA / Musah Swallah – Ghana / P hillip Thomas – Jamaica / Barthélémy Toguo – Cameroon

The collection of artworks for the 2022 edition of AfriKin Art expresses a fundamental and fundamental discourse that activates possibilities for transformation. This milestone enables the process of redefining “beauty” and emphasizing “community”. The “beautiful” are present, reshaping landscapes to promote a more cohesive and refreshed global society. These “Ones” facilitate the process of finding completeness, stability, and strength. AfriKin Art 2022 was designed to resonate with those who are focused on more harmonious ways of living and are willing to learn how to help others. Acknowledging that we live in an interdependent world, AfriKin has worked as a channel to connect continental Africa and the diaspora, to show that what we have in common is far greater than what is perceived as divisive becomes. AfriKin creates strategic partnerships and sustainable cooperation in its specialist area – the cultural industry.

AfriKin has great things in store for South Florida and beyond. AfriKin Art’s five-day supplementary program includes artist talks, book readings and book signings, panel discussions, performance art and an outstanding exhibition featuring the work of some of the world’s most gifted visual artists. AfriKin Art 2022 will position Miami as a center for arts and culture and will generate a broad audience. All Miami guests and visitors during Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week 2022 are invited to experience this monumental expression of Black art and culture in Miami.

RSVP for AfriKin Art 2022:
AfriKin Art 2022 – The beautiful ones are not (yet) born,
at Maison AfriKin, 318 NE 80th Terrace., Miami, FL 33138
from 30 November to 4 December, opening times: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
info: / email:

Visit for a full schedule (see abbreviated list of side programs below):

THURSDAY 12/01/22 at 19:00 at Maison AfriKin

LOCI OF AFFILIATION: The Artist as Producer of Knowledge – Panel Discussion

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FRIDAY, 12/2/22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Miami Hilton Blue Lagoon

NARRATIVES OF THE RESISTANCE: The Poetics and Politics of Being Human – Panel Discussion

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SATURDAY, 12/3/22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Miami Hilton Blue Lagoon

Black Women’s Rights: Leadership and the Circularities of Power – Book Presentation and Discussion

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SUNDAY, 12/4/22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Miami Hilton Blue Lagoon
“free to choose, to choose what they want” – dance performance by Olujimi Dance Collective

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AfriKin, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, creates cultural connections through masterful artistry and meaningful conversations. The term AfriKin is a conflation of two words – Africa and kinship. AfriKin supports cultural programs aimed at highlighting the role of arts and culture in human development and enrichment in South Florida. AfriKin consists of striving to create opportunities for positive transformation through thought and action informed by academic articulations and aesthetic visions for the development of the culture industry. AfriKin emphasizes cultural connection and kinship across ethnic lines. It focuses on the commitment and quality of care and enhances the image of the Black World to enable more strategic partnerships. AfriKin Art 2022 is brought to you with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Africana Studies Consortium (FLASC), the Barbados Tourist Department, Art of Black Miami, FIU African and African Diaspora Studies Program, FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

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