Please join us on First Friday for the opening of Talk To Brother Malcolm, a group exhibition juxtaposing visual art with Malcolm X quotes to spark dialogue about the timelessness and global relevance of his legacy.
Malcolm’s words are featured prominently throughout the exhibit to draw attention to the artistic quality of his diction and the role it played in fueling revolutionary movements across the globe, including the the Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party, which started here in Oakland.
The exhibiting artists are primarily based in Oakland, contributing paintings, illustrations, and mixed media assemblage that celebrate Malcolm’s universal sphere of influence and Oakland’s unique position within it.
Talk To Brother Malcolm serves as a followup to the annual Oakland-based Malcolm X JazzArts Festival, produced by Eastside Arts Alliance, who provided an archive of posters, photographs and artwork for use in this exhibit.
Oakstop is proud to collaborate with another Oakland-based arts organization in celebrating Malcolm X, as part of its mission to preserve the spirit of the Black Arts Movement through its community oriented exhibit programming.