Coffee + Conversation with Justin Smith
by AIGA Richmond
\ November 21, 2022
About the Event
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 10AM for Coffee + Conversation with Justin Smith, founder, and curator of Afrovisualism.
Justin Smith is an artist-curator, writer-researcher, theorist and designer from Richmond, VA. He is the founder and curator of Afrovisualism – his curatorial platform and continual studio practice that provides curation, visual direction, and creative development for artists and creatives. He constellates frameworks of Black aesthetic formulations in a harmonious arrangement of curatorial and design projects, visual essays, collages, and moodboards.
He coined and theorized Black Aesthetic Continual Theory as a way to establish his Afrovisualist language and realms of thought that contextualizes “crate digging” as an immersive sample-based process that centers curatorial research, theory and design.
His Afrovisualist practice is driven by the continual advancement of Black artistic expression, Black visual-sonic culture, Black aesthetics, and Black cultural production. His nuanced approach considers worldbuilding theoretics of Black aesthetic continuums, timelines and chronologies.
This program is sponsored by our friends at Blanchard’s! Come enjoy a cup of delicious coffee and design centered discussion. Check out Justin’s Afrovisualist work ahead of time on Instagram @afrovisualism.