Afrofuturism

This ambitious and high-concept show has twenty-eight artists considering the future of black culture. From Sun Ra’s cosmic jazz to Brother From Another Planet to DJ Spooky’s book Rhythm Science, the notion of a rising black culture that blends art and technology is nothing new. But the varied film, sound, collage, and multimedia works housed in the Soap Factory’s sprawling warehouse suggest that the future may already be here. Films screen on walls, floors, computer terminals, and even tiny screens embedded in collages, while more traditional media make bold pronouncements about race, culture, and art. Graffiti and canvas paintings have equal weight here, but the artists who have plugged in are the real visionaries. 518 Second St. S.E., Minneapolis; 612-623-9176; www.soapfactory.org; www.obsidianarts.org