Register now for Art in the Wake: Reckoning and Re-membering, a two-day symposium hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with the Center for the Study of Global Slavery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture and Atlantic Black Box.
May 19 & 20, 2023
Indigo Arts Alliance Studio
60 Cove St. in Portland
Join Indigo Arts Alliance on May 19th and 20th for Art in the Wake: Reckoning and Re-membering, a two-day symposium which will take place on May 19th-20th. Presented by Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with the Center for the Study of Global Slavery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American Culture and History, and Atlantic Black Box.
Art in the Wake brings together artists, curators, and historians from around the world to engage in dialogue with members of the New England community. Through powerful and thought-provoking discussions, this symposium will offer a dynamic forum for our communities to grapple with the history and legacies of slavery and forced migration in our lives today.
By exploring the profound role of creative expression in uncovering buried histories, Art in the Wake aims to expand and create new archives. The symposium will provide a platform to discuss and enact how art can be integrated with other forms of research and knowledge-making centered on reframing the local and global understanding of Blackness – encompassing our past, present, and future.
Presenters include Margaret Brown, Valnízia Bianchi (Mãe Val), Clotilda Descendants, C. Daniel Dawson, Meadow Dibble, Paul Gardullo, Rachel Elizabeth Harding, Juana Alicia Ruíz Hernández, Alexandra James, Kate McMahon, Ed Johnetta Miller, Gabrielle Miller, Daniel Minter, Marcia Minter, Chris Newell, Johanna Obenda, Antonio Rocha, Meghna Singh, Nyugen Smith, and Gary Tyler. With Lunch and Dinner catered by Chef Jordan Benissan.
This event will take place in and around the Indigo Arts Alliance Studio located at 60 Cove St. in Portland, Maine. Space is limited so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event.