In conjunction with the exhibition Steffani Jemison: Maniac Chase, Escaped Lunatic, and Personal, the artist shares her vision and process, with a special emphasis on her video practice. Jemison uses time-based, photographic, sculptural, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives in many of her works. A discussion with Jemison, Courtney J. Martin, assistant professor, History of Art & Architecture, Brown University, and A. Will Brown, curatorial assistant, Contemporary Art, RISD Museum, immediately follows.
Free. Reservations requested.
Steffani Jemison (American, b. 1981) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S. in group and solo presentations, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; LAXART in Hollywood, California; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Co-sponsored with Brown University’s Creative Arts Council, Department of Visual Art, and the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America.