Screens Series Online — through August 31
This selection of artists’ videos hosted by the New Museum features works by the House of LaDosha, Dynasty Handbag, Virginia Lee Montgomery, and others.
Studio LIVE: Aria Dean x Legacy Russell — Tuesday, September 1, 6 pm EDT
Join the Studio Museum in Harlem for an Instagram live conversation between artist and curator Aria Dean and Legacy Russell, the Museum’s associate curator of exhibitions. Dean’s work examines the structures of individual and collective subjectivity in relation to material, cultural histories, and technology. Acquired by the Museum last year, Dean’s Eulogy for a Black Mass (2018) explores memes as they map to the structures of blackness and black being. Through this work, questions of labor, ownership, and access are surfaced. Dean and Russell will discuss ideas of future-building, black performativity online, and blackness as an “aesthetic force” as it relates to Eulogy for a Black Mass.
ICA Miami reopening — Wednesday, September 2, 12 noon – 6 pm EDT
Later this week, the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami will become the first museum in Miami-Dade County to reopen since many closed temporarily due to coronavirus nearly six months ago. Advance tickets are required for entry, masks must be worn throughout the museum and outdoor sculpture garden, and visits are restricted to one hour. Exhibitions on view include the first-ever solo museum presentation by Cuban painter Tomás Esson, a survey of works since 1969 by Allan McCollum, and Arthur Jafa’s LeRage, a stand-up cutout depicting a Black Incredible Hulk.
Reserve your tickets. The museum reopens to members on Wednesday, September 2, and to the public on Thursday, September 3. Admission is free.
Creative Shifts: Checking in with Ariel Danielle — Wednesday, September 2, 7 pm EDT
In this Facebook Live conversation hosted by Charlotte’s McColl Center for Art and Innovation, artist Fahamu Pecou speaks with Ariel Danielle, an Atlanta-based painter and 2019 Working Artists Project Fellow at MOCA GA.
Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will rebroadcast a conversation from this spring with poet and writer Jericho Brown, whose collection The Tradition received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Poetry This conversation was held in collaboration with Charles Stevens from the Counter Narrative Project.
2019 Hudgens Prize winner Paul Stephen Benjamin presents a solo exhibition further pursuing his visual and conceptual explorations of Blackness and the color black. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed in the galleries at one time, and visitors must have their temperatures taken upon entering the center.