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August 10, 2020

Steve Locke, Homage to the Auction Block #44 – respite, 2020.

Perspectives: Steve Locke with Ben Hall — Wednesday, August 12, 1 pm EDT

In this conversation presented by Asheville’s Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, artists Steve Locke and Ben Hall will discuss Locke’s current work, Homage to the Auction Block, a series informed by Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square. In Homage to the Auction Block, Locke brings color theory to his ongoing investigation of images of racial exploitation in American history, including incidents the artist has previously explored in his Auction Block Hall Proposal for Faneuil Hall and Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.


Screening: Films by Maya Deren with Summer Jade Leavitt and (F)empowerWednesday, August 12, 7 pm EDT

At Locust Projects, Summer Jade Leavitt’s exhibition Language is Leaving Me closes with an online screening of two short films by Maya Deren, Meshes of the Afternoon and At Land, followed by a conversation led by the artist and (F)empower, an organization of queer culture shifters creating a radical feminist awakening in Miami. Admission is a suggested donation to (F)empower’s Community Bail Fund in an amount that is equitable and right for you.

Join Zoom Meeting here. Meeting ID: 863 6292 4966.


Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Thomas Wheeler CastilloThursday, August 13, 5 pm EDT

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In PAMM’s tour program Local Views, artists will speak about their creative process and artistic practice. This week, Miami-based artist Thom Wheeler Castillo will lead the tour on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Castillo works in a variety of media, including printmaking, collaged works on paper, video, and sound. His practice investigates from an interdisciplinary approach, weaving histories and natural philosophy with cultural studies.


Virtual Artists Talk: What Could HappenFriday, August 14, 3 pm EDT

At Unrequited Leisure in Nashville, artist and guest curator Omari Booker presents What Could Happen, a selection of video works which utilize the mediums of dance, performance, and sound to thematically investigate the subject of historical trauma while challenging racial stereotypes and creating space for future possibilities. Participating artists Dorse Brown, Elisheba Israel Mrozik, and Aaron Mrozik will join Booker in conversation.


Panel Discussion: “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House”Listen back

In this discussion series, join activists, academics, and artists as they reflect on abolitionist praxis and thought, exploring covergences with gender, poetry, technology, performance, speculation, aesthetics, film, and culture. This installment features a conversation between psychotherapist and researcher Gail Lewis, trans liberation activist Miss Major, writer Zoé Samudzi, and literary critic Hortense Spillers, chaired by sociologist Akwugo Emejulu. Find out more about upcoming conversations as part of the series, which is presented by Silver Press, here.


Hearts in IsolationOngoing

Hearts in Isolation presents work by fifteen artists in the 2020 cohort of Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History, and Community. During the eight-month program, participants from New York City–area high schools explore the history and techniques of photography. Hearts in Isolation is The Studio Museum in Harlem’s first online exhibition.