What Black Is This, You Say? Symposium
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 7 - 8:30pm
Storefront for Art and Architecture and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art present an evening of readings, conversations, and performance on the plurality, complexity, and nuance of Black experience(s). The program is held in dialogue with What Black Is This, You Say?, the long term public artwork by Chicago-based artist Amanda Williams at Storefront, and celebrates Willams' forthcoming monograph focused on the public nature of that project. Featuring an intergenerational group of artists, writers, scholars, thought leaders, and musicians, this event gathers them for an evening of creative exchange around the stakes, questions, and new horizons that Williams' project puts forth.
Artist, designer, and educator Andrés Hernández gives a keynote lecture that will be followed by a panel featuring Williams, Justin Garret Moore, and Mabel O. Wilson. Deana Haggag, program officer in arts and culture at Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, moderates. The New York Times culture writer J Wortham presents a reading and singer, songwriter, and poet Jamila Woods performs.
Visitors must show security proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test by a third party (not home test) within three days of their visit to campus or a negative rapid test result taken by a third party (not home test) on the day of the visit to campus.
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues