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Virtual Staff Picks: June 22, 2020

As we continue to keep our distance, wear masks, and wash our hands, we’ve compiled a To Do List for this week with digital events around the world the editors are excited about.

Widely associated with the ACT UP protests of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Silence = Death is one of several posters to be discussed at the HIV/AIDS Activism and Posters talk on June 29.

This week

Thursday, June 25

Letterform Archive: Counterculture Periodicals – 3 pm EDT

A presentation about the design and art of counterculture newspapers, leaflets and posters.


Friday, June 26

Conversation with the Filmmakers Behind Miss Juneteenth2 pm EDT

Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples and producer Neil Creque Williams discuss the process of making the film Miss Juneteenth, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win SXSW’s Louis Black “Lone Star” Award. Before joining this free webinar, watch Miss Juneteenth on the streaming platform of your choice. Registration required.


Saturday, June 27

Art Writing Incubator Public Talk: Burnaway Editors – 11:30 am EDT

The first public conversation in this year’s cycle of our signature writing program, the Art Writing Incubator.

Discrit: BLACK MEME by Legacy Russell – 12 pm EDT

Legacy Russell will discuss the creation and proliferation of memes in relationship to Black culture from 1900 to present.

LatinX: The International Poetry Family – 3 pm EDT

Poets from the Latinx diaspora living in the UK and US will read poems and discuss Latinx poetry.

Moliére’s Tartuffe, presented by French Institute Alliance Francais – 2 pm EDT

Moliére’s play, usually performed in Central Park, will be performed online.


Sunday, June 28

Leica Camera: Beyond the Single Frame with Michael Robinson Chavéz and Hector Emmanuel – 4 pm EDT

Two award-winning documentary photographers will discuss photography and their processes.


Next week

Monday, June 29

HIV/AIDS: Activism and Posters – 5:30 pm EDT

A discussion around the art of HIV/AIDS activism in groups like ACT UP and the Lavender Menace.


Wednesday, July 1

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America – 7 pm EDT

Haymarket Books presents a conversation between Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West, who will discuss the enduring legacy of James Baldwin and lessons from his work for confronting racism today.


Tuesday, July 7

MIT Press Author Talk: Think Tank Aesthetics with Pamela Lee – 12:30 pm EDT

Pamela Lee traces the complex encounters between Cold War think tanks and the art of that era. Lee shows how the approaches and methods of think tanks—including systems theory, operations research, and cybernetics—paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism and set the terms for contemporary neoliberalism.


Thursday, July 9

Japanese Design from the Archives at the Lubalin Center – 1 pm EDT

The curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center, Alexander Tochilovsky, will discuss the history of the center and the evolution of its collection and recent acquisitions of Japanese graphic design ephemera.


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