AfriCOBRA: Now Exhibition at Kravets Wehby
The Chicago-based art collective, AfriCOBRA, helped develop the Black arts movement. Kravets Wehby in Chelsea held a 50 year retrospective of the collective's work, ranging in medium and method. The AfriCOBRA group was founded in 1968, comprised of artists across many different disciplines: painters, printmakers, textile artists, dress designers, photographers, and sculptors. They felt their visual expression was directly affected by the fact that "they were Black and that their Blackness contributed a specific quality to their visual expression" (quote from their manifesto).