Sanford Biggers in conversation with curators Sergio Bessa and Andrea Andersson—Wednesday, December 2, 1 pm EST
In partnership with the New Orleans-based Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought, The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents a conversation between New York-based interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers, Bronx Museum Chief Curator Emeritus Sergio Bessa, and Founding Director and Chief Curator of Rivers Institute Andrea Andersson. Tune in at 1 pm EST for a virtual tour of Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, on view at the Bronx Museum through January 24, 2021, followed by a discussion exploring the historical layers and plurality of Biggers’s quilt-based works and the further implications of the exhibition amid the current political moment.
Virtual Conversation: Ebony G. Patterson with Richard J. Powell—Wednesday, December 2, 4 pm EST
The Nasher Museum presents the Annual Rothschild Lecture, a virtual conversation between artist Ebony G. Patterson and Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke. Patterson’s solo exhibition Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . . opened for 10 days at the Nasher Museum before the museum was suddenly closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patterson and Powell will discuss how her work investigates forms of embellishment as they relate to youth culture within disenfranchised communities and break down themes of violence, masculinity, visibility and invisibility within black youth culture globally.
Virtual Workshop: Practical Writing for Artists—Thursday, December 3, 2 pm EST
Led by Burnaway editor Jasmine Amussen and development manager Claire Dempster, Practical Writing for Artists will walk participants through the process of crafting an effective and unique artist statement for applied purposes including grants, applications, and cover letters.
Opening: Little Things at Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta—Thursday, December 3, 3 – 7 pm EST
This salon-style exhibition presents hundreds of small-scale paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures created by nearly seventy local artists. The one-of-a-kind pieces are affordably priced for the holidays and accessible to early and established collectors alike. The show will be refreshed as works sell.
In Conversation with Kahlil Robert Irving—Thursday, December 3, 5 pm EST
Join Independent Curators International (ICI) for a conversation with artist Kahlil Robert Irving, together with jurors of the Great Rivers Biennial at CAM St. Louis, artist Amanda Ross-Ho and José Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum. This talk is organized on the occasion of Kahlil Robert Irving’s inclusion in ICI’s presentation at NADA Miami’s online viewing room as well as his current participation in the Great Rivers Biennial on view through February 2021.
Panel: This is America: Hope—Thursday, December 3, 5 pm EST
Join the University of Kentucky Art Museum for a conversation about how optimism informs creative work and sociopolitical engagement, with artists Daniel Bozhkov, Jessica Wohl, and Michael Wong, all of whom are included in the current group exhibition, This is America, on view through February 13, 2021. Moderated by museum director Stuart Horodner.
Opening: MerrriMINT and Shift//Resonance at MINT, Atlanta—Friday, December 4, 11 am – 10 pm EST
Atlanta arts nonprofit MINT’s annual MerriMINT sale inlcudes works by over seventy Atlanta artists who have created small works of art perfect for gift giving. Over 250 works are available, including ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking, paintings, sculpture, and functional art. You can also browse available items online.
Opening the same night, the group exhibition Shift//Resonance features works by artists Hannah Brooks, Hannah Joy, and Riley McBride that interrupt the division of the physical and metaphysical by exposing an underlying balance between the two realms.