In June, IFEP will open an exhibit of Black artists’ work on the windows of the historic Pitt Building in Downtown Pittsburgh. The exhibit is titled “There Is Black Art in the Future” in homage to the “There Are Black People in the Future” billboard created by artist Alisha B. Wormsley. Wormsley’s work sparked controversy in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh and was forced to be taken down. Her phrase has since been turned into a community project, displayed in other cities and reimagined in other artistic media. “There Is Black Art in the Future” is being curated and designed by Juliandra Jones and features five artists who were asked to respond to the multiple crises of our time — such as racial injustice, Covid-19, economic dislocation, climate change and political polarization.

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