What’s the legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean? That’s the broad question addressed in “Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox”. The exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora features the works of contemporary artists like Lavar Munroe and Adler Gurrier that examine the relationship between the coloniser and colonised, as well as how colonialism continues to exist in other forms, such as globalisation and the use of military force. Until 11 August, 2019.
Stories of the city
Over two months early last year, the artist JR set up a mobile studio in 22 locations around San Francisco, where he filmed and interviewed almost 1,200 people from the city’s many communities. The result is The Chronicles of San Francisco, a digital mural that scrolls across a seamless bank of screens, showcasing the untold stories of everyday people. Check out this moving piece at SFMOMA’s Roberts Family Gallery. Until 27 April, 2020.
Voices finally heard
Through archival photography and video, music, zines and other ephemera, “Queer California: Untold Stories” at the Oakland Museum of California aims to put the spotlight on transgender communities, ethnic minorities, women and others who have often been left out of the common LGBT narratives. The showcase draws on themes of memory, mourning, anger and hope to hold space for the struggle for self-determination and to help imagine a more inclusive future. Until 11 August, 2019.