There’s Light: Artworks & Conversations Examining Black Masculinity, Identity and Mental Wellbeing is an expansive new anthology of artworks and interviews showcasing the intricacies of contemporary Black male identities, edited and published by author and conceptual artist Glenn Lutz.
Bringing together interventions from leading luminaries across literary and artistic disciplines, There’s Light examines themes related to Black male identities, sexuality, masculinity, and mental health. The book showcases intimate artworks and insightful conversations that shed new light on experiences such as overcoming inherited trauma, systemic racism and social injustices, establishing oneself as a Black male artist; and ultimately, offers avenues for hope as the title of the book suggests.
While addressing challenging themes, There’s Light also serves as a champion of the power of unity and the bringing together of multiple Black male voices. The book contains over sixty artworks from contemporary art legends and emerging talent alike, paired with a collection of over thirty interviews. These interviews examine what it means to be a Black mantoday and feature prominent activists, psychologists, community organisers, authors, musicians, filmmakers, athletes,and lawyers. Created to inspire future generations to embrace themselves fully, There’s Light delivers a wake-up call that there is no time like the present to overcome institutional hurdles.
There’s Light is the first book in a planned trilogy to include a co-authored book by a female author. Lutz will be releasing 12 NFTs in the following weeks after the release of There’s Light with proceeds from the sales being donated to charitable organisations.
There’s Light will be the inauguraltitle on the LIORAFFE imprint, a new publishing venture from Glenn Lutz that forms part of his multi-disciplinary practice. LIORAFFE will be dedicated to producing high quality art books, utilizing books as a vehicle for pertinent conversations within our communities.