The Darker Issue

The Darker Issue

RA Judy on Black experimentalism, capitalism & creativity

"The moment it’s impossible to be experimental, we will cease to be, not merely as Black people, but as humans."
Aria Dean
3 days ago
The Darker Issue

Artist Aaron Gilbert on circumventing the rules of capitalism

The Brooklyn-based Cuban-American painter talks to us about the spirituality ever-present in his work.
Gavin Brown
3 days ago
The Darker Issue

Linda Bryant on Blackness, the Black church and spirituality

The filmmaker, activist and gallery founder believes we need to respect and appreciate the Black church, specifically the women within it.
Marielle Ingram
3 days ago
The Darker Issue

Meet Karen Pittman, the star of HBO's Sex and the City reboot

Inez & Vinoodh capture powerful portraits of the actress.
i-D Staff
3 days ago
The Darker Issue

Shikeith Cathey on creating closeness in a socially-distanced world

The artist talks to us about self-care, crafting intimacy and his new experimental opera on the psychic wounds that haunt black men.
Cherise Smith
4 days ago
The Darker Issue

Musician Jasper Marsalis is no longer invested in the power of representation

The LA multidisciplinary artist, also known as Slauson Malone, discusses why ‘good’ art is problematic and his desire for social death.
Elodie Saint-Louis
11.29.21
The Darker Issue

Artist Josiane M. H. Pozi and artist and composer Klein in conversation

The two friends and collaborators discuss Crazy Frog, Chicken Run, capitalism, PinkPantheress and Keane.
i-D Staff
11.26.21
The Darker Issue

A Q&A with legendary photographer Deana Lawson

As she releases a new monograph, the artist talks Sade, Studio Ghibli and Toni Morrison.
Ernest Hardy
11.25.21
The Darker Issue

Thomas Lax on bringing radical Black art to MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art curator talks to us about reopening up New York's art scene post-lockdown.
Elodie Saint-Louis
11.23.21
The Darker Issue

Cinematographer Bradford Young on the power of the camera being vulnerable

The Louisville-born cinematographer, known for his work on 'Selma' and 'Arrival', thinks the cinema of today has lost its way.
Tracey Rose
11.23.21
The Darker Issue

Hamza Walker on Kara Walker and the post-Black art movement

The director of LAXART talks with Emmanuel Olunkwa about art, architecture and restraint.
Emmanuel Olunkwa
11.23.21
The Darker Issue

The incredible history of Audrey Smaltz and the Ebony Fashion Fair

As the commentator of the the world’s longest running travelling fashion show, Audrey Smaltz was the soundtrack to fashion in Black America.
Michaela Angela Davis
11.19.21
0102