Virtual Author Talk with Natasha Trethewey — Tuesday, August 4, 7 – 9 pm EDT
Former US poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey speaks about Memorial Drive, her new memoir exploring the traumatic death of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather. Moving through her mother’s history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985.
This outdoor screening at Hi-Lo Press in Atlanta features The Battle of Chile: Part One (1975), a documentary chronicling the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. Weekly outdoor screenings are scheduled at Hi-Lo Press through September.
Performance: Autumn Knight at The Kitchen — Friday, August 7, Time TBA
During a residency in The Kitchen’s building at 512 West 19th Street, Autumn Knight will create a new project to be viewed by online audiences. This project merges her practice of improvisation with new text, choreography, and sculpture that responds to the architecture of the space.
Fresh Arts Visual Summit — Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8
Summit sessions will address the challenges of today’s uncertain economic climate and focus on strategies to best position artists for the future. Topics will include financial sustainability, legal issues, digital marketing, virtual collaborations and self-care strategies.
Online Folk Art Auction — Saturday, August 8, 10 am – 2 pm EDT
Reverend Howard Finster’s historic art environment, Paradise Garden, will be the beneficiary of the sale of nearly fifty lots of art at the next Slotin Folk Art Auction on Saturday, August 8. The online auction offers 451 lots overall, 47 of them curated by Paradise Garden Foundation. The auction will be held online with phone and absentee bidding available. Proceeds will fund 52-weeks-a-year operations and restoration of Paradise Gardens.
ICA Miami Digital Commissions — Ongoing
ICA Miami’s Digital Commissions series expands the museum’s commitment to fostering artistic experimentation and commissioning new works, as well as engaging audiences with innovative artistic voices. The series includes works by Domingo Castillo, The Institute of Queer Ecology, Terence Price, and others.
Los Angeles Art Book Fair — Ongoing
This spreadsheet lists all the participants for the cancelled 2020 LAABF and includes what they planned to sell at the fair, as well as links to purchase the merchandise.