February 18, 2021

Spring 2021 Mixed Media virtual conversation series

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

From left: Jefferson Pinder, Rashida Bumbray, and Niama Safia Sandy.

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to announce its spring 2021 Mixed Media series. This virtual series builds important and imaginative public events that explore the diversity of practice in our fields and the complex relationships between art, culture, identity, politics and belonging in the contemporary world. All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 18, 4–5:30pm EDT
The Body As Black Archive
The Body As Black Archive features curator, arts administrator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray and interdisciplinary artist Jefferson Pinder in conversation moderated by multihyphenate curator Niama Safia Sandy. Bumbray’s and Pinder’s respective transdisciplinary work often draws on a historical-cum-ancestral Black vernacular deployed as a framework for adjudicating the past, and present while transforming futures to come. The conversation will trace the two artists’ creative practices through the poetics of bodily representation in their performative work and beyond. Register here.

Thursday, April 1, 6–7:30pm EDT
Design Justice: Building New Futures at the Intersection of Design + Social Justice
Join Denise Shanté Brown, holistic design strategist and founding director of Black Womxn Flourish, for a virtual conversation with N'Deye Diakhate (Black Womxn Flourish), Wes Taylor (Design Justice Network) and Andrea Ngan (Creative Resilience Collective) about current design justice movements. Register here.

Past Event:
Choosing the Present: Indigenous Women Artists on Contemporary Realities
Featuring Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Natalie Ball, co-hosted by Sheri Parks, PhD, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, and Savannah Imani Wade, Spring ‘21, GFA. Watch now.

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