Artist Steffani Jemison and athlete Alexis Page lead a movement workshop and discuss their collaboration on Figure 8, which generated a shared lexicon of movement as Black feminist research, art-making strategy, and as a way to approach the everyday and the at-hand with virtuosity. — LINK: http://lg.ht/MyBodyIsOpaque_Workshop
Note: Movement workshop participants will need access to a small amount of clear space (approx. 4 ft²) and should wear clothes that do not restrict movement. A modified version of movements can be done in a seated position.
Join us live for public artist talk with Jemison and Page on Thursday, April 15, 6:30pm EDT | Live Online | FREE — Register at https://lg.ht/MyBodyIsOpaque_ArtistTalk
ARTIST BIO: Steffani Jemison is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers issues that arise when conceptual practices are inflected by black history and vernacular culture. She has participated widely in exhibitions, screenings, and readings. In 2011, she presented her collaborative project, Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She presented her solo project, Plant You Now, Dig You Later, at Mass MoCA in 2017-18. The 2019 Whitney Biennial featured her piece Sensus Plenior. She has participated in artist residencies at the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Project Row Houses, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is a past fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2020. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Media for the Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross at Rutgers University. Her work is represented by Kai Matsumiya gallery.
SPONSORS: The movement workshop is co-sponsored by the Everson Museum of Art, the Syracuse University Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Lender Center for Social Justice, and the Community Folk Art Center.
This event was published on April 7, 2021.
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