Afrovisualism & Black Aesthetic Continual Theory: Advancing the Continual Theory of Afrovisualism

Afrovisualism
afrovisualism
2 min readMay 14, 2022

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Justin Smith is the originator of @afrovisualism & Black Aesthetic Continual Theory. Afrovisualism coins Black Aesthetic Continual theory as the continuous exploration of Black Aesthetics across timelines and chronologies.
Black Aesthetic Continual Theory is a self-initiated theoretical approach and perspective on the study of black aesthetics and the advancement of black creative expression is continuous. The Black Continuum is the central thesis of afrovisualist practice.

The Black Continuum establishes nuance on black art in the continuum, reiterating variations and spectrums of black study by showcasing critical discourse and expanding on theoretical-conceptual frameworks.

The afrovisualist practice is indeed ongoing and observational, identifying context and parallels within black aesthetics, as that of Black Cultural Production that surrounds black aesthetics.

The Black Continuum is the connecting points — as reflected in the afrovisualism logo —linking between the theory and practice, as well as the curation and design of the platform and projects.

Black Aesthetic Continual Theory considers black artists as theorists themselves, and the importance of theorizing as practice and knowledge production as process. The afrovisualist practice focuses on nuanced complexities and multitude of practices along the continuum.

Afrovisualism advocates as a space for black artists across various disciplines to share about their practice and offer insightful perspective. The afrovisualist practice seeks to have dialogue amongst artists and bridge threads of continuity.

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Afrovisualism
afrovisualism

The originator of Black Aesthetic Continual Theory. Crate-digging for samples & links. Moodboarding on the decks. https://www.instagram.com/afrovisualism/