The Black Aesthetic is a creative organization, whose mission is to curate and assemble both a collective and distinct understanding of Black visual culture. We pose the question:
What is the Black aesthetic sensibility, and what does it look like to you?
Based in Oakland, we are invested in cultivating and contributing to a community that will participate and engage with our mission. Through film screenings, artist talks, and our publication, we seek to work within the canons and legacy of Afro-diasporic/black cultural production and add to an ever-growing collection of artistic visions that are presently grounded in place, body, imagination, and lived-experience and that are responsive to their respective environments.