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A Conversation Between Adrienne Edwards and Okwui Okpokwasili

June 6, 2017

 

Organized by Denniston Hill, the Dedalus Foundation presented 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 discussed performance as a form of resistance and the black body as a site of protest. The conversation was inspired by Okpokwasili’s new work, Poor People’s TV Room-a meeting of dance, text, song, video and installation. The piece premiered earlier in 2017 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 dew on two historic Nigerian women-led resistance movements.

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June 6, 2017

 

Organized by Denniston Hill, the Dedalus Foundation presented 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 discussed performance as a form of resistance and the black body as a site of protest. The conversation was inspired by Okpokwasili’s new work, Poor People’s TV Room-a meeting of dance, text, song, video and installation. The piece premiered earlier in 2017 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 dew on two historic Nigerian women-led resistance movements.