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A Conversation Between Adrienne Edwards and Okwui Okpokwasili
June 6, 2017, 6pm to 8pm
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.