AfriKin Art Fair: The Fire Next Time

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AfriKin Art Fair: The Fire Next Time

Dec 1 - 5, 2021
Recurring daily through Dec 5, 2021


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The 2021 edition of AfriKin Art Fair explores the literary work of James Baldwin “The Fire Next Time” (1963). AfriKin Art Fair 2021: Resistance, Resilience, Creation presents works from international artists in an exhibition of renderings transmitting liberation and strength. AfriKin, is a consideration of the necessity and power of art for musing on the future, with the words of James Baldwin coming to mind … “God gave Noah the rainbow sign … No more water, the fire next time”. AfriKin Art Fair symbolizes the realized potential of ethnic communities in applying themselves to a singular purpose -- care for each other. This annual art exhibition on the occasion of Art Basel/Miami Art Week, as a signature programming event for AfriKin, presents internationally acclaimed, literary and visual artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. This 2021 annual exhibition rereads the process of reconstructing what it means to be human away from the mad construct of “life unworthy of life”. The Breakfast Lectures launch the conversations about issues in the politics and aesthetics of James Baldwin and their resonance in today's contemporary world. Distinguished and welcoming evenings set the tone for the fusing of creative elements within Miami’s modernist architectural landscape -- James Baldwin's appreciation of being human provides a framework for experiencing the depth of art and Jazz and the process of re-centering ourselves in a shared kinship.

Keynote Address - VIP Launch - Exhibition of Artworks - Traditional African Dance and Drum Performances - Jam Sessions and Jazz Music Performances - Speakeasy Poetry Lounge - Artists VIP Meet and Greet; Sponsored Curated Cocktail Bar, Palate Pleasing Sensory Experience - Panel Discussions Art Film Screenings.

AfriKin Art Fair Schedule:

AfriKin Art Fair opens to the public from 10 am to 11 pm Thursday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 5th to view art.

Wednesday 12/1 - 8 pm: Private VIP Launch of AfriKin Art Fair

Thursday 12/2 - 8 pm: Performance by Moonchild

Friday 12/3 - 7 pm: Film Screening: The role of the artist in society by James Baldwin
Friday 12/3 - 8 pm: Panel Discussion by the artists

Saturday 12/4 - 11 am: Breakfast panel discussion
Saturday 12/4 - 7 pm: Keynote Address: Saturday Night by Professor Dr. Maguèye Kassé
Saturday 12/4 - 8 pm: Panel by national scholars

Sunday 12/5 - 7 pm: Rose Water Dance by Michelle Grant Murray
Sunday 12/5 - 8 pm: The Wax: Contemporary African Fashion by Aida Diop NDiaye - Senegal


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