𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐭 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬: 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬
Mon, April 5, 2021 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
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Visual artists Scherezade Garcia and Nadir Souirgi will be joined by Kaiama L. Glover, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, to discuss migration, colonialism, and struggles for freedom on human, political, and geological scales in their artistic work and practice.
Scherezade Garcia is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and based in New York. In her work she addresses contemporary allegories of history and processes of colonization and politics, which frequently evoke memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land. Garcia holds an AAS from Altos de Chavón School of Design, a BFA from Parsons-The New School and an MFA from the City College of New York.
Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon, among other publications, and prize-winning translator of three works of Haitian prose fiction.
Nadir Souirgi is a painter whose artistic practice includes performance and writing. He is interested in the relationship between Atlantic history, the development of modern science and Creole identities He is also an elementary school educator in East Harlem, New York City, where he founded the Harlem County Bird Club, a program that introduces young children to bird watching and field science. His work has been shown at school in Vienna, Austria, Munchner Kammerspiele in Munich, Germany, and The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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