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March 6 :: SIGNS & GRIPS: artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

Signs & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

March 6, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

Simone Leigh, multimedia artist

Malik Gaines, Performance Studies, New York University

Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based on-going exploration of black female subjectivity. She creates sculpture, videos and installations […]

Oct 10: UNCHAIN MY FEET, Sama Alshaibi

Unchain My Feet

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Sama Alshaibi

October 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona

This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact […]

Sept 25: APPARATUS OF POWER: Shahzia Sikander

Apparatus of Power

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Shahzia Sikander

September 25, Monday 6 to 8 pm

Shahzia Sikander, visual artist

This talk will explore Sikander’s pioneering practice that takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with […]

Nov 21: Urban Pacific: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures from New Zealand & the Pacific

Urban Pacific: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures from New Zealand & the Pacific

a lecture by Shigeyuki Kihara

Thursday, November 21 6 to 7:30 pm

Please RSVP for this event by Tuesday, November 19th here.

A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the notions surrounding gender, history, and representation in […]

Nov 18: Brother to Brother

Brother to Brother

a panel discussion with Thomas Allen Harris, Lenelle Moïse, & Bill Wright

Monday, November 18 6 pm

The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at NYU presents a semester-long series (see also Sister to Sister on December 9th) of lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as […]

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