Upcoming BSAM Events
Marvel's Black Panther is just the start. Why a new movement in black art is coming to Canada | CBC Arts
This weekend, Toronto will host Canada's first Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) convention. For two days, OCAD University will be buzzing with exhibits, performances, vendors, workshops, panels and even a cosplay party. But what, exactly, is BSAM?
Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is a monthly Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held at multiple colleges, universities, museums, and other venues across the United States, Canada, and abroad.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BsaM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention held at multiple colleges and universities thruought the United States.
CLOSE "Where Do We Go from Here?" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. chose that question for the title of his final book. He answered it by recommending a number of challenges, strategies and solutions intended to reckon with the heritage and potential of black America.
Sure it has the powerful figures in brightly colored spandex, the panel discussions and the general sense of wonder and revelry. It even has table after table of crafts, self-published novellas and comic books. It's a comic book convention, no doubt about that.
'Black Panther' movie important: founder of Canada's Black Speculative Arts Movement | The Toronto Observer
The release of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" is going to give the Black Speculative Arts Movement a tremendous boost, predicted Quentin VerCetty, artist and founder of Canada's BSAM organization. "People will be talking about for a long time, it is something we haven't seen on screen for a long time, something we artists are trying to create in a speculative realm."
Rosalind Hampton, a researcher in art education, is participating in a convention about a new black arts movement because she says she is concerned for young black Canadians' sense of self. "This perception that there are no black artists in Canada, that, as one youth told me, visual art 'isn't for black people.'