A Conversation Between Curator Adrienne Edwards and Choreographer, Performer and Writer Okwui Okpokwasili

Adrienne Edwards, photo by Lorna Simpson (left). Okwui Okpokwasili.

A Conversation Between Curator Adrienne Edwards and Choreographer, Performer and Writer Okwui Okpokwasili

 

Dedalus Foundation

25 East 21st Street, Fourth Floor, New York 10010

 

June 6, 6–8pm

RSVP Required 

 

Organized by Denniston Hill, Dedalus Foundation presents a conversation between Adrienne Edwards, whose work focuses on artists of the African Diaspora and Global South, and Bessie-Award-winning Okwui Okpokwasili, a Nigerian-American artist who works across performance disciplines and genres. Exploring themes of memory and invisibility, Edwards and Okpokwasili will talk about performance as a form of resistance and the black body as a site of protest. The conversation is inspired by Okpokwasili’s new work, Poor People’s TV Room—a meeting of dance, text, song, video and installation. The piece premiered earlier this year at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and New York Live Arts. It was partly developed at Denniston Hill in collaboration with her partner Peter Born and draws on two historic Nigerian women-led resistance movements.