Upcoming Virtual Programs in July

By July 06, 2020
Artist and Rhizome editor Aria Dean speaks at Atlanta Contemporary as part of last year’s Art Writing Incubator.

This month, Burnaway presents three virtual talks as part of this year’s Art Writing Incubator, and the team joins the Photographer’s Green Book for a conversation about racial equity and accountability in the arts.

Roundtable Conversation with the Photographer’s Green Book and Burnaway — Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 pm EDT

Rafael Soldi: A body in transit is now on view at the Frost Museum, Miami through December 4

Burnaway executive director Erin Jane Nelson and editor-in-chief Logan Lockner join photographers Anthony Francis and Jay Simple, founder of the Photographer’s Green Book, to discuss strategies for how arts organizations can fight anti-Blackness and work toward greater institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Join the conversation on Zoom.

Art Writing Incubator Talks

RSVP here. Respondents will receive a streaming link on the day before each talk is set to take place. Find more information about the guest critic for each session below.

Lindsay Preston ZappasSaturday, July 11, 12:30 am EDT

Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art at the Hunter Museum through January 8th

Lindsay Preston Zappas is an L.A.-based artist, writer, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla). She is the host of The Carla Podcast and an arts correspondent for KCRW, where she does regular on-air segments and produces a weekly newsletter called Art Insider. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. She has contributed to texts to FlashArt, ArtReview, SFAQ, Artsy, Art21, and others. Recent solo exhibitions include the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (Buffalo, NY), Ochi Projects (Los Angeles), and City Limits (Oakland).

Christina LeeSaturday, July 18, 11:30 am EDT

Christina Lee is a music journalist. Her work has appeared in publications including The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAtlanta magazine, BillboardThe Guardian, Pitchfork, Red Bull Music Academy, Rolling Stone, and others. She co-hosts two podcasts: Bottom of the Map by WABE and PRX, where she and Dr. Regina N. Bradley turn up and theorize how hip-hop reflects the contemporary American South; and Sum’n to Say, with Jason “Jah” Lee and Yoh Phillips, discussing notable events in Southern hip-hop and R&B. 

Matthew ShaerSaturday, July 25, 11:30 am EDT

Matthew Shaer is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine and an Emerson Collective Fellow at New America. His reporting appears regularly in outlets such as the Atlantic, Harper’s, and GQ. He lives in Decatur with his family. 

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