Now, more than ever, culture transcends geographic boundaries. In this episode, we explore the impact of that global phenomenon on the visibility of contemporary diaspora art with Miami-based curator and arts advocate Rosie Gordon-Wallace. In 1996, Gordon-Wallace launched a transformative enterprise, now known as Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator.
The Awakening: Women curators and artists engage with this critical moment. U.S. VP Kamala Harris inspires us to move forward.
We speak to six women artists and curators responding to the challenges of the past year with renewed resolve. Strengthening their engagement with vital issues and ideas, each one positions herself in service to social justice. Future episodes will reveal more about their individual awakenings.
Historic “I am a Man” signs from the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968 remind us to respect essential workers and to uphold the civil rights of people of color in the U.S. and around the world. On Labor Day 2020, we share the perspectives of three artists whose work bears witness to ongoing struggles.
In 2014, the Soul Rebels brass band played a musical manifesto facing a monument to confederate leader Robert E. Lee in New Orleans. Artist william cordova shares the story.