Events

Chosen Family: Marking Time
Artist Talks with Mary Baxter

Thursday January 21st, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Join artist Mary Baxter for a series of online conversations, streaming here every other Thursday at 12 p.m. EST.
These lunchtime conversations between Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter and her fellow artists in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, bring a wide range of voices into dialogue to consider how bonds are forged through and around creative practice in the face of state-imposed separation. How does incarceration impact existing relationships, and how can art construct new forms of connection—a “chosen family”—in turn?
These artist talks will be archived here.

Art History from Home: Working Together, Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop Whitney Museum of American Art

Thursday January 21st at 12 pm

Online, via Zoom

Learn more about the Kamoinge Workshop, a collective established in New York City in 1963 of Black photographers whose work is currently on view in the exhibition Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop. Although each artist had his or her own sensibility and developed an independent career, the members of Kamoinge were deeply committed to photography’s power and status as an independent art form. They boldly and inventively depicted their communities as they saw and participated in them, rather than as they were often portrayed by the mainstream media.

Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and scholar. She recently completed her Ph.D. in art history and communication studies at McGill University. She is the author of the 33 ⅓ book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.
Free with registration.

Meeting WorldsOn Okwui Enwezor’s Work

In advance of the 2021 exhibition, “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” join us for a discussion on Okwui Enwezor’s vision and life’s work. This discussion will feature Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Professor, NTU School of Art, Design and Media; Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami; Terry Smith, Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh; Octavio Zaya, independent art critic and curator; and moderator Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum.

Please register via Zoom for this online program here.

Expanding on critical themes in Enwezor’s illustrious curatorial practice, this conversation will explore the interdisciplinary nature of his work as it bridges contemporary art, architecture, global histories, and cultural exchange. Taking cues from Enwezor’s expansive vision, this program seeks to honor and reflect on the many ways his career has shaped and influenced contemporary art.