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Tender Gestures, Radical Acts: Archiving, Collecting, and Curating Black Art and Culture

A program of:
As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

Friday, November 11, 2022, 6pm EST

With speakers Dominique Fontaine, Joana Joachim, and Geneviève Wallen. Moderated by Emilie Croning.

Archiving, collecting and curating are vital forms of storytelling—recording history, generating meaning, and shaping discourse. These practices have the power to foreground sidelined or neglected narratives as well as the capacity to articulate urgent questions and interpret the world around us, connecting local specificities—cultural, social, political—to global concerns. Resistance, redress and representation are central notions to curatorial approaches engaging with African and diasporic archives and collections. Taking its cue from the Wedge Collection mandate, this conversation will consider the implications, challenges and responsibilities in archiving, collecting and curating the work and cultural production of Black artists and communities.