Sam McKinniss, Chris, 2014, oil/canvas, 42 x 56 inches.
Sam McKinniss, untitled, 2013, c-print, 4 x 6 inches.
Nyugen Smith’s performance at arcmagazine's Metanoia exhibition last night at Grace Space
PRESS: New Interview by @arcmagazine online about my work process - “Experiment As Practice”
“10 Things A Black Woman Writer Must Do: 1) Do not be a black woman writer. 2) If you come from an island in the Caribbean, that’s a mistake. The islands are not a proper place. People from places like the islands can’t write about being alienated, because how can you feel alienated in a place where people like to wear bikinis? Be a writer from England. Do not mention you are black. 3) You mustn’t write long sentences. 4) You mustn’t write about yourself. 5) Do not be abstract. 6) Do not write about race. Everyone will say you only write about race. 7) Write about race. If you don’t, they will point out that you haven’t written about race. 8) Do not be a black woman writer. 9) Do not be a black woman. 10) Do not be black.”
— Jamaica Kincaid, during a lecture given as part of Columbia University’s creative writing lecture series
ARC’s Junior Arts Writer Tiana Reid interviews Guyanese-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Kwesi Abbensetts, expanding on his focus of “making black skin, the black aesthetic…beautiful.” Abbensetts discusses what attracts him to his subjects, the spontaneity involved in his work, and the freedom that affords him in capturing certain moments as he uses his practice to reference his experience growing up in the Caribbean and explore his current surroundings in New York.
Join me this Saturday in Bushwick (gasp!) for ARC’s art exhibition, Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion. Brrrrap.
I will be one of the artist featured in this Exhibit - March 8
I invite you all.
Through a programming partnership with Grace Exhibition Space, ARC Magazine will present a one night exhibition
“Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion” on the evening of March 8th, 2014.
Starting at 8pm, the exhibition with the same title will support the
works of Caribbean and diaspora-based artists whose practices
intersect various disciplines including New Media, Performance Art and
Socially Engaged Practices. It will highlight critical concerns in the
development of visual language through the examination of private and public realities of a global contemporary Caribbean society.
This exhibition is co-curated by Holly Bynoe and Yasmine Espert with production assistance from Laura Blüer.
Grace Exhibition Space and Gallery is located 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11206.
DIRECTIONS: Flushing Avenue Stop on J-Z Trains
Walk 3 blocks east on Broadway, between. Ellery St. & Park Ave. 840
Broadway - 2nd Floor, door to left of liquor store - ring top buzzer