Brooklyn Talks: White Shoes with Nona Faustine
Friday, February 11, 2022
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Artist Nona Faustine discusses her new book White Shoes in a conversation with book contributors Jessica Lanay, Pamela Sneed, and Seph Rodney. White Shoes is a collection of self-portraits taken in locations around New York that were the sites of slave auctions, burial grounds, slave-owning farms, and the coastal locations where slave ships docked. Faustine confronts the city’s once significant—and now largely obscured and unacknowledged—involvement in the slave trade, in solidarity with the people whose names and memories have been lost but are embedded in the land. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.
Tickets are $16 and include after-hours access to The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time. Member tickets are $14. Tickets including a signed copy of White Shoes are $65. Not a Member? Join today! You can also watch this event live on YouTube.
All visitors 5 and older must show proof of vaccination. Visitors 18 and older are also required to show a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.
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