AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) was founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 by a collective of young Black artists, creating one of the most distinctive visual voices in 20th-century American art. It is a movement with roots in the soil, streets, classrooms, studios and living rooms of the South Side of Chicago, yet its influence has extended around the world.
This survey represents the first major appraisal of AFRICOBRA’s work in Europe. The key characteristics of what we now consider the classic AFRICOBRA look were essential to everyday life in the community from which this movement emerged.
Artists include: Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Nelson Stevens and Gerald Williams.
187 pages // Hardcover // 240mm x 290mm // 2021