I read a lot of articles, chapters from books, watch and listen to lectures, but I haven’t sat down to complete reading a book from cover to cover in a while. One of the books I’ve been eager to read is Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. I’ve seen her speakContinue reading “What can artists do for freedom? | Reading The New Jim Crow”
My Island Time exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
It’s really early in the AM or, super late at night right now. I usually wake up this time, around 2 or 3 am and stay up for a few hours to zhikr, meditate, pray, read, just be really quiet. Sometimes I get some really great ideas for project at this time. Those ideas come with suchContinue reading “Early A.M/ Late P.M., BAR, Curators, Solo Exhibition”
Please mark your calendar for three of my upcoming exhibitions this fall at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (November 21, 2015 – February 14, 2016, opening Friday, November 20th), at Project Rowhouses (Oct 24, 2015 – Feb 28, 2016, opening Oct 24, 2015 ) and my solo exhibition, White Circle, Black Square, Silver Pentagon at Room 100 in Durham, NC which opens September 1st. For theContinue reading “Exhibitions and Updates”
We are connected to Black churches through our extended families, our friends and teachers, and our intertwined histories and convergent present.
I was talking to a friend yesterday about my new and enhanced love for drawing. In this Oprah Winfrey interview with neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, she talks about her realizations during and after having a stroke on the left side of her brain. Without the full functionality of her left brain, her right brain wasContinue reading “Drawing: Tawhid and Right Brain Thinking”
There is for me, something especially painful about the loss of this young man. The fact that he hung himself feels like only a technicality regarding his death. His death, his suicide is the result of deep trauma, our society’s lack of empathy, racism, and extreme injustice. We have seen many images of Black people, black men especially hung with a rope wrapped around their necks. We call those lynchings. We haven’t seen one exactly like this in a long time. I imagine that what Kalief Browder’s mother witnessed when she saw him hanging from a window in their home looked quite similar.
August 2-31, 2013 Artspace, Raleigh, NC
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Nsenga-Knight-Ritual-and-Revolution-on-Display-at-Artspace1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 Artspace 201 E. Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601 http://www.artspacenc.org CONTACT: Artspace email@example.com 919.821.2787 Nsenga Knight’s Ritual and Revolution on Display in Artspace’s Lobby Exhibition Dates: August 2-31 Opening Reception: First Friday Gallery Walk, August 2, 2013, 6-10pm Artist Talk: August 15, 6-7:30pm Raleigh, N.C. – Raleigh, N.C. –Continue reading “Ritual and Revolution at Artspace, Raleigh, NC”