Image: Quimetta Perle.
In Pursuit of Freedom NOW!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
Monica Montgomery-Nyathi, curator of In Pursuit of Freedom NOW!, a pop-up public history exhibition amplifying the roots and wings of activism, will be in conversation with artists Lavett Ballard and Quimetta Perle. The exhibition is on view May 25–July 28, 2018 at Weeksville Heritage Center.
Weeksville’s accompanying gallery exhibition Forward Ever! Sacred Ground & Sovereign Space, highlights creative resilience and meaning making that is part and parcel of intentional black community. The themes of emancipation, entrepreneurship, and empowerment are interwoven throughout Weeksville’s 180-year history, and In Pursuit of Freedom NOW! strives to connect our radical past to our revolutionary future.
Monica Montgomery-Nyathi curates at the intersection of social justice and inspired action. Both shows are an artistic response to current movements growing across the country and the foundation of righteous resistance.
This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.