For the most recent installment of our video series, Behind the Magic, we caught up with writer, editor and artist, Jasmine Weber.
When asked about her magic as a Black woman, Weber replied, “as a Black woman, I’m thinking about these artists before me who brought in their spirituality. And [those] have brought in these generational trends and generational memories into the art they’re making.” Her interest in Black art history has made her a leading, reliable voice in culture.
Weber currently serves as an associate editor for Hyperallergic, a digital art platform that serves as a space for free thinking, as well as critical analysis. During Behind the Magic, Weber talked about how the space allows, and encourages, her to shine a light on Black artists, as well as artists from marginalized communities who wouldn’t normally be featured on a mainstream art publication’s site. She also shared a few of her favorite artists, which include: Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, and Bettye Saar.
Watch Jasmine Weber’s Behind the Magic episode below.