Artist Talk: Nafis M. White in Conversation With La Tanya S. Autry

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 6:00PM

Join us at SPACES for a talk with Artist-in-Residence, Nafis M. White in conversation with La Tanya S. Autry.

This in-person event is free. Seating will be limited to 30 people, and masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees. The talk will begin at 6:00PM with a walk-through of White's exhibition, InSights. This event will be recorded and shared virtually.

About La Tanya S. Autry

As a cultural organizer in the visual arts, La Tanya S. Autry centers collective care in her liberatory curatorial praxis. In addition to co-creating The Art of Black Dissent, an interactive program that both promotes public discussion about the Black liberation struggle and engenders fighting antiBlackness through the collective imagining of public art interventions, she co-produced #MuseumsAreNotNeutral, a global initiative that exposes the fallacies of the neutrality claim and calls for an equity-based transformation of museums and the Social Justice and Museums Resource List, a crowd-sourced bibliography. Her latest project, the Black Liberation Center, an experimental series of exhibitions, workshops, and programming, spotlights arts and culture that envision and strategize paths toward the freedom of all Black people, and thus, all people.

LaTanya has curated exhibitions and organized programs at moCa Cleveland, Yale University Art Gallery, Artspace New Haven, and other institutions. Through her graduate studies at the University of Delaware, where she is completing her Ph.D. in art history, LaTanya has developed expertise in the art of the United States, photography, and museums. Her dissertation The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America, which analyzes how individuals and communities memorialize lynching violence in the built environment, concentrates on the interplay of race, representation, memory, and public space.

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Join us at SPACES for a talk with Artist-in-Residence, Nafis M. White in conversation with La Tanya S. Autry.

This in-person event is free. Seating will be limited to 30 people, and masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees. The talk will begin at 6:00PM with a walk-through of White's exhibition, InSights. This event will be recorded and shared virtually.

About La Tanya S. Autry

As a cultural organizer in the visual arts, La Tanya S. Autry centers collective care in her liberatory curatorial praxis. In addition to co-creating The Art of Black Dissent, an interactive program that both promotes public discussion about the Black liberation struggle and engenders fighting antiBlackness through the collective imagining of public art interventions, she co-produced #MuseumsAreNotNeutral, a global initiative that exposes the fallacies of the neutrality claim and calls for an equity-based transformation of museums and the Social Justice and Museums Resource List, a crowd-sourced bibliography. Her latest project, the Black Liberation Center, an experimental series of exhibitions, workshops, and programming, spotlights arts and culture that envision and strategize paths toward the freedom of all Black people, and thus, all people.

LaTanya has curated exhibitions and organized programs at moCa Cleveland, Yale University Art Gallery, Artspace New Haven, and other institutions. Through her graduate studies at the University of Delaware, where she is completing her Ph.D. in art history, LaTanya has developed expertise in the art of the United States, photography, and museums. Her dissertation The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America, which analyzes how individuals and communities memorialize lynching violence in the built environment, concentrates on the interplay of race, representation, memory, and public space.

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When & Where

Saturday
June 19, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SPACES
2900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

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Artist Talk: Nafis M. White in Conversation with La Tanya S. Autry

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About the Artist

Nafis M. White

Nafis M. White is a multidisciplinary fine artist who creates her work from objects commonly found in beauty supply stores, natural, industrial and irrigation components and the seemingly limitless horizons of our global and political landscapes. Through sculpture, installation, photography and weaving she centers the uncanny audacity of self-affirmation and... Go to Artist Page

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