Artist Steffani Jemison and athlete Alexis Page will discuss their collaborative creation of a lexicon of movement, which they explore both as a Black feminist research method, art making strategy, and as way of approaching the everyday and the at-hand with virtuosity. LINK: http://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.
The artist talk is made possible with the generous support of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the Humanities Center as part of the Syracuse Symposium 2020-21 program titled FUTURES.
This event was first published on April 6, 2021 and last updated on April 7, 2021.