The Lynching of Kalief Browder (and I’m going Public!)

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.

Ritual and Revolution at Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Nsenga-Knight-Ritual-and-Revolution-on-Display-at-Artspace1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 Artspace 201 E. Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601 CONTACT: Artspace 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”

Jan. 28, 2012: Open Studios @ Galveston Artist Residency Grand Opening

Announcing the opening of the Galveston Artist Residency and Gallery, A new Gulf Coast Arts Initiative. We are pleased to announce the official opening of the Galveston Artist Residency (GAR) and Gallery on Saturday, September 28, 2012 from 4-9pm. In honor of the opening, GAR will have the current artists in residence studios open toContinue reading “Jan. 28, 2012: Open Studios @ Galveston Artist Residency Grand Opening”

Clifford Owens: Anthology at PS1 MoMA

Clifford Owens: Anthology On view November 13, 2011—March 12, 2012 For his first exhibition at a New York museum, Clifford Owens (American, b. 1971) presents a new project Anthology, which is comprised of photography, video, and live performance. Anthology features performances scores—written or graphical instructions for actions—that Owens solicited from a multigenerational group of African-AmericanContinue reading “Clifford Owens: Anthology at PS1 MoMA”