February 1, 2019

Nick Cave, David Hammons & More Leading Black Artists Take Part in “DREAMWEAVERS” Exhibition

By Keith Estiler

Longtime art patron Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean is organizing a group exhibition entitled “DREAMWEAVERS” at the UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills, California to launch this month. Curated by Concept NV founder and former director of Deitch Projects, Nicola Vassell, the momentous presentation will feature the works of today’s leading Black artists such as David Hammons, Arthur Jafa, Nick Cave, Karon Davis, Deanna Lawson, Kehinde Wiley and Kerry James Marshall among others. Central themes observed across the works include identity and politics, social injustice as well as truth and reason.

“The artists in DREAMWEAVERS sit within the powerful Black renaissance of this era, affirmed by contemporary markets and media. They observe the collision of withered civil virtue, passionate resistance, and vast cultural influence,” said UTA Artist Space in a press statement. “From a collective unconscious marked by oppression, rather than repression, new imaginative forces rise to manifest the surreal and narrate the illogic of our time.”

“DREAMWEAVERS” will be open to the public on February 13. Head over to the UTA Artist Space website to learn more about the group show. Elsewhere in art, catch a first look inside el Seed’s “Tabula Rasa” exhibition at London’s Lazinc Gallery.