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Catch the Opening of ‘Five/5ths: A TunnelVision Collective Presentation’ at Okay Space July 21st

Next week, Okayafrica and Okayplayer are teaming up with TunnelVision Gallery to host "FIVE/5THS: A TunnelVison Collective Presentation," at Okay Space

Next week, Okayafrica and Okayplayer are teaming up with TunnelVision Gallery to host "FIVE/5THS: A TunnelVison Collective Presentation," at Okay Space from July 21 to July 30.


FIVE/5THS—a collective of five contemporary artists—have come together to tell their story through an audio/visual exhibition that challenges the way we see and appreciate black art. Each of the five artists represents a “piece of the black mind”—together they reject the notion that blackness is fractioned.

Join us on Thursday, July 21, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for the opening party with complimentary drinks and tunes by DJ Triptych all night!

Five/5ths Artists:

Geminelle

Sophia Dawson

Stephen Smallwarner

Dexter R. Jones

JD Malone

Join the Facebook event here.

RSVP here.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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