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Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021)

Releasing at February 9, 2021 on HBO MAX


“The American canon is not complete without it”. Black Art​, a new documentary that illuminates the contributions that Black artists have made to American culture, premieres February 9, 2021 on HBO Max.

Black Art: In The Absence of Light (director: Sam Pollard; executive producer: Henry Louis Gates) is a look at Black American Art and representation using David Driskell’s landmark Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibition​ as a framing device.

Director: Sam Pollard

Stars: Maurice Berger, Tom Brokaw, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Jordan Casteel, David C. Driskell, Lyle Ashton Harris, Sarah Lewis


Maurice Berger (archive footage)
Tom Brokaw
Valerie Cassel Oliver
Jordan Casteel
David C. Driskell (archive footage)
Lyle Ashton Harris
Sarah Lewis
Glenn Ligon
Bernard Lumpkin
Kerry James Marshall
Richard J. Powell
Faith Ringgold
Betye Saar
Mary Schmidt Campbell
Swizz Beatz
Hank Willis Thomas
Kara Walker
Carrie Mae Weems
Fred Wilson


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