Taking place now! Center for Book Arts on zoom
May 5, 2021, 1:00–2:30pm
Reimagining Institutional Work as Community Building
w/ The Black School, Jennifer Williams, Nico Wheadon, & Ryan N. Dennis
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The theme of this year’s History of Art Series is Radical Legacies in Contemporary Creative Work. A series of four conversations curated by CCNY MFA in Fine Arts alum Shani Peters and Joseph Cuillier III of The Black School, focus on movement work from the perspective of Black artists and organizers from major cities throughout the country. These artist-led conversations, spanning from the institution to the individual, trace the topography of arts-based initiatives catalyzed by political unrest, guided by the span of organizing across time and place.
Working between grassroots publishing, public art and community activation, the archival implications of photography, and the materiality of healing work, these artists and practitioners will discuss their activist trajectories, to demonstrate how their individual practices intersect with adjacent movements within the US.
Each speaker will reflect on the current landscape of cultural institutions' response, or lack thereof, to the political movements of the time.