Brooklyn Talks: John Edmonds and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Get a close look at the exhibition John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance with Edmonds and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, associate professor, Harvard University, founder of the Vision and Justice Project, and author of the award-winning 2017 “Vision and Justice” issue of Aperture magazine. For his first solo museum exhibition, the artist engaged directly with our Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects from the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison and presenting them alongside portraits of friends with Central and West African sculptures. The two discuss how Edmonds uses photography and video to create sensitive portraits and still lifes, reimagine art historical precedents, and explore intersections of representation, modernity, and identity in the African diaspora.
This program will include live captions and American Sign Language interpretation. For access needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.