“Contemporary Africana culture, music, dance, art, and film, represents some of the world’s most spirited, aesthetic, and inspiring popular culture.”
Ludlow Bailey, a curator of culture as art, art broker, writer, and art advisor, is extremely passionate about contemporary global African Diaspora culture. Currently Managing Director of Contemporary African Diaspora Art (CADA), a multi-media platform designed to present and promote the visual art culture of the African Diaspora. Mr. Bailey has travelled extensively throughout the African Diaspora and is considered one of the leading experts on Contemporary African Diaspora Art. He is currently working as an art advisor with some of the most important museums, galleries, and private collections in London, New York, Paris, Chicago, Cape Town, Washington, D.C, Lagos, Accra, and the Caribbean. Mr. Bailey regularly attends many of the world’s leading art fairs and museums. He has curated 55 visual art shows in the last decade.
Mr. Bailey was educated at Brown University, Harvard University, Columbia University, The American Classical School in Rome, The University of Dakar, The University of Ghana, and the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
An Exhibition of Contemporary African Diaspora Art
The concept of AfroSoul is an expression of my curatorial commitment to celebrate Contemporary African Diaspora Art & Culture. The Exhibition is steeped in my reverence for Pan Africanism and a profound respect for African spirituality, resilience, and the cultural achievements of African people globally despite the enormous challenges created by global racism.
2020 has been an extraordinary year for people of color. Although there have been systemic attempts to mitigate both our presence and power, through art & culture, we continue to show our determination to rise above the ignorance of racism. Consequently, the elevation and celebration of black culture is an act of resilience and rebellion against racial discrimination.
AfroSoul Exhibition is an online African Diaspora Art show that will feature the work of 20 contemporary black artists whose works are re-writing the narrative of the black experience and examining African spirituality, black identity, resilience, and the global African Empowerment movement.
The murder of George Floyd and the documented, perpetual police brutality against African American males, ignited an unprecedented response to racial injustice and systematic racism globally. This resilience movement is an energy that cannot be dismissed, penetrated, denied, or ignored.
AfroSoul is the energy that emanates from melanated beings. The Exhibition will celebrate the African resilience as manifested in the visual creative genius of people of color globally.