Weekly Roundup: NYC Hidden Slave Burial Grounds, Upcoming ICP Lectures and More

Weekly Roundup: NYC Hidden Slave Burial Grounds, Upcoming ICP Lectures and More

“Over My Dead Body” (2013) from the White Shoes series
New York’s City Hall, built on top of an African burial ground.
Copyright Nona Faustine
Nona Faustine in Sixteen Sweet Group Show
On view through November 1, 2014
Ivy Brown Gallery, Lower East Side, NYC
An exhibition of 16 female artists, including photography ICP-Bard MFA 2013 graduate Nona Faustine. A portion of the sales will be donated to Bailey House, serving people with HIV/AIDS since 1983. Nona’s work from her White Shoes series (about the hidden history of slavery in New York) is also on view through October 31st in the I found God in myself: 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls at La Maison d’Art Gallery in NYC. Next Wednesday, October 22nd, she will be in a panel discussion at the gallery.

Three photographs in the 2014 Foreshock show by Livia Corona Benjamin

On view through October 18, 2014
La Fabrica Gallery, 198 North 4 St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

The opening of a trilogy of exhibitions examining the development of a group of artists considering the often non-linear relationship of cause and effect, and the tremors between space and time. Featuring work by ICP-Bard MFA 2014 graduate Aline Shlurovich, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Gabriela Galván, Livia Corona Benjamin, Mauricio Limón, Alva CalyMayor, Rodrigo Alcocer de Garay and Adela Goldbard. This stimulating, mixed media show functions as a group conversation with each artist responding with their own memories/impressions of the 1985 earthquake which devastated Mexico City. There will be 2 more group shows with the same artists to complete the trilogy: Shock in 2015 and Aftershock in 2016, dates and venues TBD.

 Chess (2013)
Copyright Lorna Simpson

Upcoming ICP Lectures: Sunil Gupta and Lorna Simpson
If you’ve never attended an ICP Lecture, you’re missing out. Held on Wednesdays every fall at the ICP School on 43rd st and 6th Ave, these lectures are an intimate way of getting to hear contemporary photographers talk about their own work and inspirations in person. Don’t miss these two upcoming lectures with Sunil Gupta on November 5th and Lorna Simpson on November 19th.

Instagram photo by @lafrohemein
Photographer Capturing Everyday Nairobi Featured on the Instagram Blog
“I tend to put my subjects against a backdrop that will not only tell a story about them, but also about the city,” explains Kenya Instagrammer Sarah Waiswa (@lafrohemien). “Nairobi is a diverse landscape and it is important for me to show that in my photos.”
Copyright Albert Chong
Albert Chong’s The Photomosaics: Works on Wood, Paper and Stone
On view through November 1, 2014
Counterpath Gallery, Colorado
The work consists of image transfers onto gridded ceramic or stone tiles that combine to make up a larger image. Photomosaics have the mass and presence of sculpture and the transmissive abilities of photography. Read the 2011 Dodge & Burn interview with Albert Chong.

Who We Be: A Near History of Racial CountercultureTuesday, October 28 at 7pm ET
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC

A kick-off event for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Counterculturalists series. This panel will feature (among others) conceptual photo artist Hank Willis Thomas who will discuss the broadening of the post-multicultural image.

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