Thank you Fred Spears! BCA’s first interview.
Tumblin’: Black Contemporary Art
I’m not going to say much for Black Contemporary Art, because I completely agree with the moderators’ point below that the last thing diasporic art needs is more pigeonholing and genre-fication (let alone by a quasi-intellectual white guy in Canada). BCA is, as it says, a safe place for “art about and by artists of the diaspora.” Kim, Coco, and Geraldine are brilliant, inviting, and incredibly talented people, and it was genuinely an honor to talk to them about a project in which they’re all deeply, personally invested. That, I think, is all the introduction they need.
How did each of you get involved in art, and how did you meet each other?